Dear Members of the Fordham Community:
As we look forward to the beginning of the spring semester, we ask that you all review the list of items not permitted on campus. In addition to other items, hoverboards are not permitted in any Fordham University building, including residence halls.
This decision is based upon the potential fire hazard the devices pose, as well as the risk of falls and injuries. Hoverboards are prohibited on all major airlines, and the risks associated with them have been documented by the New York City Fire and Police Departments. Since hoverboards are technically motor vehicles, but cannot be registered with Department of Motor Vehicles, they are prohibited on New York City streets by state law. Likewise, hoverboards are prohibited on any campus roadway or path.
Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.
John Carroll, Associate Vice President
Fordham Department of Public Safety