Northern Illinois University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

in partnership with:

Northern Illinois University

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

Join icon


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

Reserve icon


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

Tap icon


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

Drive icon


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

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members


how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with NIU?

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

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

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

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

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

what's included

Map icon


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

Gasoline icon


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

Umbrella icon


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 NIU. Here are just a few ideas.

  • ABC Stores

    I love ABC stores. It wouldn't be a good trip to HI without a stop off at an ABC store. Anything you could possibly want to bring back to family and...more
  • The Shops at Kukuiula

    Of all the shopping centers we visited during our stay in Kauai, this was by far the best. Great selection of restaurants & stores. All the shops were...more
  • Cane Field Clothing & Gallery

    What a great little find! Locally made jewelry, so cute! Lots of great little dresses, kimonos, blouses, and lounge wear. And the prices are so reasonable!...more
  • Deja Vu Surf Hawaii

    Awesome boutique surf shop in Kapaa town. Prob my favorite on Kauai. Great selection of major brands, billabong's, rvca, vissla, etc. Super friendly staff,...more
  • ABC Stores

    Open early, closes late and multiple convenient locations across the island! Their prices are reasonable and they generally have whatever you'd need without...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • Holo Holo Charters

    I have a lot of trouble with motion-sickness, but I REALLY wanted to see whales while we were in Kauai. January is prime whale-time, but also big surf...more
  • Secret Beach & Lava Pools

    I've concluded that most of the bests spots on Kauai require a little hard work and an adventurous spirit to get to. And it's so worth it! As others have...more
  • Z Tourz

    This is a great tour company to choose! I would recommend them to a friend! All the staff was very nice and friendly, they had plenty of guides and helpful...more
  • Duke's Kayak Adventure

    My girlfriends and I enjoyed our experience. Ryan our tour guide was hilarious. One of my friends and struggled kayaking up the river but Ryan stayed behind...more
  • Wailua Falls

    This was a nice reprieve from our bustling stay on Kauai, thus far. From day one hubbs and I have been oot and aboot exploring the island, mostly the...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • Hukilau Lanai

    If you're looking for a high quality, delicious meal on Kauai with impeccable service, look no further. I had the privilege of dining here while visiting...more
  • Verde

    Food was great. Kinda southwest-y. I had the stuffed sopapilla and it was amazing. Music, drinks, service, food, and decor on point.more
  • Sam's Ocean View

    My Ohana and I had dinner tonight at Sam's Ocean View and we had a wonderful experience!! We loved the decor, it is super cute and homey. We love the...more
  • Paniolo Santa Maria Style BBQ

    Very good fish sandwich and tri tip sandwich. We'll be back. Loved the service. Art Diaz and his crew were great!!!! Bring your own beer...ABC next door...more
  • Anahola Cafe and Saimin Stand

    I went once for the smoked meat & came back for the kalua pork & cabbage. Both were incredible but the pork & cabbage blew my mind. Tender, moist & the best...more

Powered by Yelp!