Rochester Institute of Technology


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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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.

What It Costs


what’s your affiliation with RIT?

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

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

Faculty or Staff join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

I'm Rochester Institute of Technology faculty or staff and I'd like to add a new account for my department. 

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 RIT. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Rochester Greenovation

    So cool, interesting items. A mess of craziness, but it's like your grandma's attic... a mix of random things, and then you find a gem! This is great for...more
  • AMVETS Thrift Store

    thrift stores. amirite? to be honest, everything smells like a grandma, and the place looks like some sort of weird warehouse space. the locks on the...more

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  • Mendon Ponds Park

    Hiking is so much fun. Multiple trails. BBQ grills. Flora and fauna abound. It has a great fresh green grass naturey feel to it. I really enjoy my hike...more
  • Turning Point Park

    We visited Turning Point Park in October. I was a little cold but really sunny. Great spot to take a nice hike. Very pretty. We only explored a couple miles...more
  • Tinker Nature Park & Hansen Nature Ctr

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    This place has the most incredible wings, hands down. Their sandwiches looks fantastic and they are very accommodating with dietary restrictions. The...more
  • Black Horse Bistro

    This place is AMAZING! 4 of us came in for dinner tonight. It is on the higher price range but very much worth it. It is a casual, warm, and welcoming...more
  • Peppermints Restaurant

    The most affordable breakfast point with variety of options. Quality? Very very good. Some dishes are excellent such as spinach feta omelette, waffles,...more
  • Branca Midtown

    So pretty! We came downtown last weekend with my parents, sister, and soon-to-be in-laws for a nice dinner at the newly opened branca! I'd been to the basin...more
  • The Revelry

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