Hobart William Smith


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour of day.

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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in partnership with:

Hobart William Smith

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

how it works

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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I'm a Hobart William Smith faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.

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I'd like to join my department's existing account.

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I'd like to open a new account for my department. 

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I'm not affiliated with HWS and want to join Zipcar.

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All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

what's included


Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.


Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.


If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)


where can i go

There's a lot to do around Hobart William Smith. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Centrepoint Shopping Centre

    Dinky di little CBD shopping centre with the standard eclectic collection of stores and eateries. Highlights include White Cow for froyo sweet-tooths,...more
  • Cat & Fiddle Arcade

    In the middle of ongoing renovations, the Cat & Fiddle is still popping out shiny new stores left, right and centre. With two levels of shopping, the arcade...more
  • Chemist Warehouse

    Efficient service and reasonably priced pharmacy goods.more
  • JB Hi-Fi

    JB Hi-Fi is, well, JB Hi-Fi. A chain of electronics retailers that all look alike and strive to provide the same feeling in-store as you would find anywhere...more
  • Country Leather

    Needed to purchase a hat on behalf of a friend. The selection, size options were fine. Good price. Efficient service. Easy and pleasant shopping experience....more

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  • The Duke

    The Duke is a tops bar run by some very nice people. One side is a bit classic bar-y, the other is a seated restaurant area where you can have a delicious...more
  • Maharaja Authentic Indian

    So, here's the thing. I know what I like, and with most types of restaurants I have a go-to meal. For Indian, it's lamb korma. Heck yeah. I'll skim over the...more
  • Brat Time

    Recently opened and renamed to Brat Time. Fantastic Bratwursts. You simply won't find better in Hobart. Atmosphere is bar and dinning, beers on tap,...more
  • Harbour Lights Cafe

    Had the pancake stack for breakfast which was delicious. So was the coffee. Originally wanted to order eggs for breakfast but discovered they use cage eggs...more
  • The Soup Stop

    Excellent Indian food and so far on my top ten. It's more apt for take away but eating in works well too. It's casual and well priced - overall an excellent...more

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