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.
  • 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 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.

  • Clearwater Bazaar

    Love this place, and so glad they moved to the west side! Great collection of unique antiques that are very affordable. Much more stylish and fun than...more
  • Therapy

    We are shopping for a trip to Mexico with the family, and she loves and really wanted to come here. I'm quite thankful for it (and I'm the guy) So we were...more
  • Comicopolis

    The staff is awesome, super friendly and knowledgeable. Whether you're hardcore about your comics or just beginning to delve into the medium, you will feel...more
  • Felton Feed & Pet Supply

    Awesome, friendly, hometown pet supply store. Interesting variety of stuff...and they have buffalo esophagus! My dog loves them and I had yet to find them...more
  • Home/Work

    Excellent shop. Curated perfectly. Local art and craft, and items beyond, mixed in with an eye toward mid century pieces. Refreshes no to see an owner who...more

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  • Another Bike Shop

    I came in to rent a beach cruiser for a day and this was my experience: 1. The three guys I interacted with in renting and returning the bike were all very...more
  • Monterey Bay Charters

    Monterey Bay Charters provided my son and I the with best fishing trip we've ever taken out of Santa Cruz! Captain Tom is very straight forward with his...more
  • Richard Schmidt School of Surfing

    Kudos to Richard Schmidt, his son and wife for running a great surf school. Instructor Sean was super helpful in getting everyone up and surfing. Basically...more
  • Kayak Connection

    We made a reservation for 4 on two doubles to kayak the Elkhorn Slough on Mother's Day. Larry was very informative and helpful, as was the rest of the crew...more
  • The Giant Dipper

    Too cool for school! Provides a cooling breeze on warm summer evenings. Plus, as you exit you are offered the most syrup laden ice cones that go well with...more

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  • Zameen At The Point

    My first time at Zameen and it won't be my last! I had the lamb salad and it was to die for. The salad portion was very big. I could have split it with...more
  • Reggae Pot

    I think this is my fifth time here now and I switched up a bit. Instead of oxtail and goat I tried the calalloo and saltfish (plus oxtail soso) and of...more
  • Left Coast Sausage Worx

    This place has quickly become my favorite place to grab a bite in the village! There is never much a line (suck it, pizza my heart) which I don't understand...more
  • Pour Taproom

    This place blends the awesomeness of beer with tech. The pour your own beer concept is so fun, and the selection has a lot to discover. They monitor your...more
  • Lúpulo Craft Beer House

    Can't give higher marks than this! Well sourced rotating taps, delicious changing menu and an amazing staff. This place gets it.more

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