In order to drive a university vehicle (car or van), a student must be Van Safety certified by W&M Police though the Van Safety Training. Any student who has previously taken and passed this class does not need to retake the class; you are still an approved driver for college vehicles. You CANNOT drive any college vehicle without this training. Individuals who have had a moving violation within the past year are not eligible to participate in this training to become certified.
There is a $15 deposit fee (check preferred) to take the class. If you register and take the class you will get your $15 back. If you register for the class and do not attend the class, you will not receigve a refund.
If classes do not have at least 8 people registered by 5:00 p.m. on the day before, the class will be cancelled.
To register please stop by the Office of Student Leadership Development - Campus Center 203, formally Student Activities Office, at least 10 days prior to the class date. At the time you register a $15 refundable deposit will be required. ****NEW REGULATION: In order to take the van certification class, you must provide a copy of your COMPLETE driving record from your home state. This driving record must be submitted at the time you register in the Office of Student Leadership Development. Students who do not provide their COMPLETE driving record will not be allowed to attend the clas.****
Each class is limited in size so plan ahead and schedule your space early. If you have any questions, call the Office of Student Leadersip Development 221-3300.
Under the university's Vehicle Use Policy, you are required to complete a Student Driver Authorization Form prior to driving
(1) a university vehicle OR
(2) a personally-owned vehicle on university business or for a university-related activity (each as defined in the Policy) where you will be driving another student or seeking reimbursement (applicable if you are also an employee of the university).
Check the Announcement page for Student Leadership Development for current Van Safety Training Session Dates.