Santa Cruz Community Program


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

in partnership with:

Santa Cruz Community Program

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.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Santa Cruz Community Program?

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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

Join Zipcar for $50/year and get $50 in free driving to use during your first month!



You only need to be 18 to join now for $25/year and receive $35 in driving credit for you to use in your first month!

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

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 Santa Cruz Community Program. Here are just a few ideas.

  • The Abbey

    The Abbey has always been one of my favorite places to have a cup of coffee or tea and get work done. After moving away from Santa Cruz, I miss it terribly...more
  • Om Gallery

    This is an amazing store! Wonderful, unique pieces! Brandon was especially courteous, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond in helping me! Thanks you...more
  • Serpent's Kiss

    I love this place. I feel very welcome and the staff is very pleasant. Although I live in salinas, I will continue to travel the extra miles for their great...more
  • Bunny's Shoes

    I went here while I was on vacation. What a great place! You can get such great shoes at a reasonable price and everyone was so friendly!! I wished I lived...more
  • Jedzebel

    I L-O-V-E this store. Everything in it is cute, different and affordable. It's a small store so it doesn't take too long to find the things you like...more

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  • Adventure Out

    I was visiting CA from the East Coast and decided to sign up for a surf lesson just to experience the Pacific Ocean waves. Even though I'd surfed before...more
  • Surf School Santa Cruz

    SO FUN! I had the most fun experience catching waves (YES I actually caught waves on my first lesson - anticipating a call from Roxy any day now) with the...more
  • Chardonnay Sailing Charters

    A must do activity for locals and visitors alike. They have several different types of cruises. Great fun and very relaxing.more
  • Panther Beach

    Beautiful breathtaking beach!!! Not a place for kids or dogs tho lol Cus the sand is really rough! But the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The "hike"...more
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

    What a gorgeous venue for a wedding! We booked the South African garden for our intimate ceremony and reception in September. It is hard to beat the beauty...more

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  • Lago Di Como

    Delicious Italian food so close to home. I can't believe it took so long to stop by. Menu is rich and has something for everyone. The pizzas are great...more
  • Zachary's Restaurant

    One of my favorite places to eat breakfast in Santa Cruz. They freshly make all their bread daily and I highly recommend trying their coffee cake which is...more
  • The Buttery

    Seriously this place is awesome. My one big bit of criticism is that despite have somewhere north of a billion people working here there are still some...more
  • The Jerk House

    Just had dinner here tonight with my fiancé. Very much enjoyed the curry shrimp and my fiancé loved his jerk chicken. Honestly the cabbage side that comes...more
  • Munch

    I honestly feel like Munch is such a gem and I wish more people came here! The outside isn't the best and there tends to be a lot of homeless and/or drunk...more

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