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Orientation for Driving 15-Passenger Vans

Anyone wishing to drive a 15-passenger van must first attend a one-time van orientation session. This orientation is not required for those driving either a sedan or a 7-passenger van (minivan).

The 15-passenger van orientation is free of charge, and includes tips on driving a 15-passenger van, the fuel credit card, procedures for obtaining vehicle maintenance on the road, insurance, and other helpful information.

To arrange for a van orientation, please contact Transportation Services at (970) 351-1243 at least one month prior to your scheduled departure (please allow even more time during the first half of the Fall Semester). The orientation session typically takes 90 minutes, and includes a video/lecture session and a practical driving application. There may be instances wherein the lecture and practical are separated (you will be advised when you make your appointment). Please remember to bring your driver's license with you, as Transportation Services staff will ask to see it. Additionally, you will be asked to complete a motor vehicle records release form, a requirement of the University's insurance provider. The MVR form will be held in the utmost confidentiality.

A certification card and number will be issued upon the successful completion of the van orientation. The number will be required on the VRQ form and drivers may be asked to present the card when picking up a van.