Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Early Arrival 2014
Monday, August 25th to Friday August 29th

If you're interested in participating in the program, please sign up on our drivers waiting list. Further information will be sent out near the end of the Spring 2014 semester, and continuously over the summer break.

Ram Van's Early Arrival program is an opportunity for student-workers to move in a week before classes start and go through a week of paid training to be a Ram Van student-worker.

If you're a resident, you will be able to move in Sunday, August 24th. The Department of University Transportation will pay you to train with us from 9am-5pm for five weekdays. At the end of the week, there will be 12 hours of independent self-training. We will also reimburse for meals up to $30 per day until Fordham's meal plan begins.

What you will learn during Early Arrival:
  • The majority of time spent during Early Arrival is behind the wheel. Our staff of administrators will give hands-on instruction, training new drivers to drive with a high standard of safety. Drivers will get familiar with driving in New York City under the guidance of an expert, who will also impart upon them the finer aspects of driving a 14-passenger vehicle.
  • New drivers will take a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course and attend lectures on sleep hygiene, time management and conflict resolution.
  • By the end of the week, all drivers will be able to drive to Lincoln Center, Fordham's Westchester Campuses and both New York City airports.
Benefits of Early Arrival
  • Move in early
  • Get paid for a full week's worth of training and begin the school year with a well-compensating on-campus job.
  • Take advantage of hands-on instruction from experienced professionals.
  • Get in prime position to rise through the ranks-- most early arrivers are perfectly equipped to excel, and many go on to become student-leaders within our department.
To participate in Early Arrival, candidates must:
  • Pass a written and road test (in a Ram Van) on or prior to the first day of Early of Arrival.
  • Commit to a minimum of one semester working in the Ram Van office, working 12 hours per week.
  • Possess a United States drivers license for at least one year.
  • Have no more than one infraction on their driving record (this includes both accidents and moving violations).
  • Not have had any license suspensions, reckless driving charges or speed violations in excess of 25 miles per hour above the speed limit.
  • Not have any medical restrictions, as defined under Article 19-A of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (any medical conditions that would cause loss of consciousness, vision or ability to operate a vehicle safely).

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