Free Pass Information


Passes for Class:

1. If you are a resident in Fordham-owned on- or off-campus housing and take class at an alternate campus, then you are eligible to recieve free passes. (1 round trip per day attending alternate campus)

2. If you are a commuter student and take class at more than one campus simultaneously, then you are eligible to recieve free passes. 
(1 round trip per day attending alternate campus)(Note: If you do not live in Fordham-owned housing you are considered a commuter student, regardless of the proximity of your residence to any campus).

3. Professors who require their students to travel to destinations other than class (photography lab, museum, botanical garden research, etc.) must submit a signed memo on their Department letterhead, detailing their students' exact travel needs in order to recieve free passes.  Professors can either email  or mail said memo to the Office of Intercampus Transportation.

NOTE: Professors who require a class to attend a specific event (lecture, limited time exhibit, etc.) that is not offered at the campus the class is being offered, should charter a van(s) specific for that group.  The academic department associated with such trip shall cover the cost of this travel. For information about chartering a trip, click here.


How to Pick Up Passes if you Qualify:

1. Before the last day of add/drop for the semester, you may come to the office with a valid Fordham ID and a copy of your class schedule. You will receive enough passes to last you through the end of the add/drop period.

2. After the last day of add/drop you must come to the Ram Van office with a valid Fordham ID and a copy of your class schedule printed from My.Fordham, dated after the add/drop period.


3. After verification, you will have the option of receiving enough passes for the entire term or in 5 week intervals. After 5 weeks simply return to the Ram Van office with your Fordham ID to receive more passes, if applicable.



Passes for Internships:

1. If you have a credti-baring, unpaid internship at any location that is closest to a campus that you do not attend, you are eligible for free passes.


How to Pick Up Passes if you Qualify:

1. The office of Career Services handles all internship passes. Please visit them on the second floor of the McGinley Center.



Passes for Club Participants & Extracurricular Activities:

1. Students who wish to participate in a club, excluding club sports, that does not exist or have an equivalent at his/her campus, may receive free passes to attend scheduled meetings/events at the campus where the club exists.

2. Students who do not reside at RH, but have been approved by the Athletics Department to participate in a Club Sport, should have their travel expenses paid by Athletics or the team, depending on internal Athletic guidelines/policies. See the director of club sports for more information.

NOTE: Student groups traveling as part of a group/club function shall NOT be granted free passes, but instead, shall incur the cost of such travel out of the group’s budget as decided on by the group, subject to the by-laws of OSLCD. In this case, groups wishing to utilize Ram Vans must charter a special trip. Click here for more info.

3. Free passes may be granted for students who wish to participate in intramural sports that do not exist at their home campus.  (Such cases will be treated on a case-by-case basis).  

4. When Student Employment is unable to accommodate students during their limited Lincoln Center office hours, The Office of StudentLeadership and Community Development at Licoln Center may grant round trip Special Event Passes to students who need to attend Rose Hill Student Employment interviews.

NOTE: Students who work on a campus other that where they reside or attend class are NOT eligible for free passes as they are compensated. Department managers who wish to provide tickets for their student workers may purchase discount books via budget expense may click here.

How to Pick Up Passes if you Qualify:

1. For Club participants: The moderator/advisor must submit a signed memo on letterhead, detailing the participants exact travel needs. The student may then pick up passes from the Ram Van Office once eligibility has been verified. 

2. For Intramurals: Students who wish to participate in intramural sports that do not exist at their home campus should acquire a team schedule from the Fordham University Intramurals Office, and also a roster verifying the student's participation on said team.  After obtaining both schedule and roster, the student can then bring this documentation to the Office of Intercampus Transportation in order to recieve passes for the duration of the sport season. 

3. In order to obtain passes for Student Employment interviews, contact Student Employment 




Important Notice

*Passes are valid during all hours of operation, however, students are expected to use the passes only for the pursose for which they were distributed. Students are required to verify upon receipt that they have received the adequate number of passes for either the 5 week period or the entire semester, depending on how they choose to receive their passes. At this point, the student becomes solely responsible for the proper use of passes.*

The Ram Van office is not responsible for lost or stolen passes.
If your passes are lost or stolen, you will only receive more at the five week renewal date, if you chose to receive your passes every five weeks.


Passes are for the student who received them only. Any recipient of passes caught selling their passes will be reported to the Dean of Student Life and Security.

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