RamAway

Wondering how you're going to get home for Break? RamAway provides free transportation during most University holidays and semester breaks to and/or from the Richmond International Airport, Greyhound Bus Station and Amtrak at Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road.

For those times when RamAway is not in service but you still need a ride, here are a few area transit services that may be able to help: https://parking.vcu.edu/transportation/alt-transportation/area-transit-services.

To reserve a seat:

  1. Select the day of your departure after signing in with your eID and password.
  2. Required information: Name, cell phone number, VCU email address.
  3. Select appropriate shuttle time (suggested 2 hours prior to your departure time).
  4. You will receive a confirmation email at your VCU email address.
  5. You MUST present your VCUCard and confirmation email to board the shuttle.

*Requests open at 9am and close at 12pm on the last reservation date!

 

     Taking Reservations              for Drop-off (D) / Pick-up (P)  Rides  Drop-off (D) / Pick-up (P) Times
Fall Semester 2017

 (P) 8/14/17 to 8/17/17

8/19/17 & 8/20/17

11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thanksgiving 2017

(D) 11/13/17 to 11/17/17

11/21/17 & 11/22/17

6:00 am to 12:00 pm

(P) 11/13/17 to 11/17/17

11/25/17 & 11/26/17

11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Winter Break 2017

(D) 12/4/17 to 12/8/17

12/15/1712/16/17, 12/19/17 & 12/20/17

6:00 am to 12:00 pm

Spring Semester 2018

(P)  1/2/18 to 1/5/18

1/11/18 to 1/13/18

11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Spring Break 2018

(D) 2/26/18 to 3/1/18

3/2/18 to 3/4/18

6:00 am to 12:00 pm

(P) 2/26/18 to 3/1/18

3/10/18 & 3/11/18

11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Summer Break 2018

(D)  5/1/18 to 5/4/18

5/10/18 to 5/12/18

6:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

If you have any questions or concerns for RamAway, feel free to leave a message here or email ramaway@vcu.edu.

 


RamAway Program Guidelines

  1. A schedule of dates, destinations, and pick up locations for the RamAway program will be set in advance by Parking & Transportation staff in conjunction with VCU posted semester academic schedules.
  2. The schedule shall be posted at http://www.parking.vcu.edu/transportation/ramaway/ with instructions on how to make a reservation. Reminders will also be posted on Parking & Transportation Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as applicable postcards.
  3. Online reservations shall be made available in advance of the transportation date(s) as indicated on the schedule posted above. Reservations will only be received online via Doodle and will be acknowledged by email from ramaway@vcu.edu to the requestor. Reservations will not be taken before or after the designated dates. Only VCU email addresses and full name may be used when making a reservation.
  4. Drivers will provide rides to passengers who are at their pick up locations on time. Passengers must present their ID card and confirmation e-mail. Walk on students will not be turned away unless the bus is full and must present their ID card prior to boarding.
  5. Drivers will wait for 10 minutes from scheduled time and will only pick up and drop off passengers at designated locations. Passengers may not have visitors using this service.