Northern Illinois University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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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

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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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University memberships are only $15! (That’s $10 off. Thanks, Ford.)


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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 NIU?

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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 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

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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 NIU. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Every time I come to this akira the staff has always been so friendly and helpful I've never had a bad experience here the staff truly love they're jobs...more
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    Nice I am sure this place is busy in the warmer seasons.more

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    So, lately, I have been feeling "old". Why can't we stay in our mid 20's forever? #thosewerethedays To bust outta this funk, I started researching yoga...more
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    I took a Mixed Class at this studio yesterday as part of Classpass. This was my first Barre class and it was a solid workout which definitely pushed me to...more
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    As the maid of honor, I booked this attraction for the first day in town! We had a blast on this tikiboat, and I had nothing to worry about during our 3...more
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    The City of Chicago is awesome. There are so many cool free events that they provide. This summer every Saturday morning in millennium park they offer...more
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    Wow! I'm shocked by how good this dim sum was! We went in not really knowing what to expect, especially for a Chinese place located in the loop, where Asian...more
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    Looking for a last meal in Chicago after visiting Cloud Gate, we decided on burgers and the Gage. Best choice we could've made. We booked an Opentable...more
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    It's two for two over the past few days and even the long lines are not enough to drop a star. Day one: Smoque. Theirs is the only barbecue that I have...more
  • Oasis Cafe

    Cheap, Fast, and Good! Get the Mixed Combo Chicken and you'll be full for the rest of the day (maybe even have lunch for the next day). They accept Cards...more
  • The Marq

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