Mich State U


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Mich State U

What is Zipcar?

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

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • 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.


how it works

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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

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

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What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with MSU?

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

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

I'm MSU faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.

I'm not affiliated with MSU, but still want to use Zipcar.

what's included

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

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

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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 MSU. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Meijer

    Love, Love, Love Meijer. I hate that there is no Meijer out here. Unless you are from the Michigan/Ohio area, you do not understand. At Meijer, you can...more
  • Metro Retro

    This place is going to take off and be huge, I can feel it. I was visiting my hometown from LA, and I was meeting with people to eat at The Creole (also...more
  • Schuler Books

    I'm not from the Lansing area at all, but visiting this spacious store made me want to return again soon. Schuler's puts Barnes and Noble to shame! A...more
  • Meijer

    I love Meijer. Doesn't everyone in Michigan love it? Whenever I meet anyone who has even heard of a Meijer, I feel like I'm meeting a kindred...more
  • Grace Boutique of Old Town

    I regularly shop at Grace and have since it opened nine years ago. In that time, I've ranged from a size 8 to a size 14. I've never had any issue finding...more

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  • University Club Fitness Center & Spa

    By far the best place to get a massage around the East Lansing area hands down!!!!! At the end of the session, you get a smoothie that's complementary!...more
  • Patriarche Park

    We love this park. The playground is amazing. I kind of wish it were still fenced in to help with eloping. But the park itself is fenced in from the busy...more
  • American Cycle & Fitness - The Trek Bicycle Store

    When this shop opened I didn't head over right away. But my wife was in need of a new bike and it is "close" so we tried it. I was expecting a company store...more
  • East Lansing Family Aquatic Center

    My 2 year old daughter loves this place, especially the sand area. It is pricey, especially if you live outside East Lansing. It's kept clean, and the...more
  • Spare Time Entertainment Center

    Came here for a post-dinner date activity on a Friday night. We were bummed to find out they were closing at 10 for a private party. Sort of odd on a Friday...more

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  • Red Haven

    The couple I nanny for gave my boyfriend and I a gift certificate to visit this place for our anniversary. They said it was one of their favorites and...more
  • Capital City BBQ

    I thought I'd been to the pinnacle of Lansing BBQ. Then I first visited what I affectionately refer to as the cell phone bbq store. Their smoking is on...more
  • Golden Harvest Restaurant

    I cant believe people some people give it low rate. It has been always my favorite restaurant. When I even get mood for get fast food. Boston Market always...more
  • Nola Bistro

    Pho and Beignets! This is a great place to bring vegan and vegetarian friends- as well as 90 year olds. Clean flavors, fresh and yummy. With skilled...more
  • Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine

    When you want to overindulge in some heavy southern bbq, Meat is the place to go. I always try to make a stop when I'm in the area, to grab a french fry...more

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