Student Life Vans

The Office of Student Involvement has two, 12-passenger vans available for club and organization use.

The University's Van Policy should be reviewed by all students and faculty interested in using the Student Involvement vans.

Van Driver Registration

To be eligible to drive the vans, students and faculty must go through Van Training and become registered with the state. The process is as follows:

Students

Student van drivers must be at least 21 years of age. You must complete the DAS form and bring the completed form along with your valid driver's license to the Office of Campus Recreation, ASC 231. This process takes several days to complete, and you will then be notified via email regarding your eligibility.

Faculty

You must watch the Van Training video and email Mandi Kuster at kusterm1@southernct.edu stating you have watched the video. You will then be notified via email regarding your eligibility.

Van Reservations

To reserve the vans, students and faculty must complete the online Van Reservation form (this form is within OwlConnect and requires you to logon with your MySCSU account). Please consult the Van Usage calendar before submitting the form, as it is generally an accurate indicator of van availability. The individual who submits the form will then be notified via email regarding the status of their reservation.

Please note that Student Involvement only has two vans, and they may be booked well in advance. As such, we advise you to reserve your trips as soon as possible.

If the Student Involvement vans are not available, it is possible to rent vans from the state. While the Student Involvement vans are free for student and faculty use, the price of state van rentals will be paid for by your club or organization. To rent a van from the state, please contact Mandi Kuster at kusterm1@southernct.edu.

Once a reservation has been confirmed, a certified van driver must sign out the keys from the Office of Camous Recreation in ASC 231. Only a certified van driver may pick up the keys. Upon returning from the trip, the keys should be returned to our office. If the Office of Campus Recreation is closed when a trip is leaving or returning from campus, the keys should be picked up and/or returned to University Police. The vans themselves should always be left in Lot 5 behind the Adanti Student Center.

A Van Mileage form, which is located in each van, must be completed in full by all drivers for all trips.

It is the driver's responsibility to ensure the vans are returned with the same amount of gas they were signed out with.

Failure to comply with these policies and procedures will result in suspension of van privileges for the club or organization involved.

Any questions regarding the vans should be directed to Mandi Kuster at kusterm1@southernct.edu.