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.

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    This is my go to place for baby shower gifts, birthday presents, & Christmas presents. I go here first, and if they don't have what I want, I'll check out...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
  • Pipe Line

    Love love LOVE this smoke shop! Okay, so I'm from Fresno and a few months back I bought a broken e cig at a smoke shop over there, and the store had a...more

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  • Pleasure Point

    Yelp 100 review challenge: 66/100 So who doesn't wanna go to Pleasure Point? The point is this spot gives so much pleasure, that your body will completely...more
  • 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
  • Twin Lakes State Beach

    This one of the awesome beaches in santa cruz and has it's own unique vibe somewhat different then the main beach (cowell beach. It's by the boardwalk.) and...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
  • 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

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  • Oswald

    Hands down absolutely wonderful! Stayed in Santa Cruz on a staycation and was recommends this place by good friends who used to live in Capitola. Started...more
  • Linda's Seabreeze Cafe

    By now I think I've had everything on the menu. You really can't go wrong eating here. I really love sitting outside waiting for our table, drinking coffee,...more
  • The Jerk House

    I stumbled across this place and was very happy I did so. Great food, huge portions, and a nice tap list. I will definitely try to go back next time I'm...more
  • Planet Fresh Gourmet Burritos

    I usually get the nachos here - enough for two people to share. Taste, and especially presentation, are fantastic! The salsa bar is the focal point, I...more
  • Betty Burgers

    As it turns out there are two locations of Betty Burgers in the area. The other location besides this one is in the downtown Santa Cruz area. This location...more

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