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 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.

  • Zen Island

    Great shop for casual and beachwear!!! It takes me almost 2hrs. to get there but I make it a day in Santa Cruz and always find something nice and fun to...more
  • Botanic and Luxe

    This is a gift store located right behind santa cruz coffee/palomar. It's actually connected to both of those via a breezeway. Parking? Well that's always...more
  • Old School Shoes

    The socks fit really tight but eventually loosened up after a few washes. Very friendly and helpful cashier. Cute themed socks 10-14$ eachmore
  • 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
  • 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

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  • Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness

    I started as a fitness member, and most recently became a patient for my shoulder. To be completely honest, I was very hesitant to come in as a patient as I...more
  • Pacific Edge Rock Climbing Gym

    Excellent gym, especially given the somewhat limited size relative to other large gyms in the region. They have a little bit of everything to cater to...more
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    I LOVE THIS PLACE. It is such a gorgeous area, and I would recommend a walk in the area to anyone visiting, driving through (get out and stretch your legs...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
  • Adventure Out

    Great time at the "Wilderness Skills and Survival Clinic" with Adventure Out! Whether it's your first time at clinic or you come with experience, they do an...more

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  • 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
  • Ulterior

    This is some excellent and unique food! They add new dishes on a regular basis, so not sure if my review will stay current...the Raddichio Salad is really...more
  • Tramonti

    Great Italian pizza. The wait can get long on summer nights but came in on a winter weekend with a large party and we were seated immediately. Good fresh...more
  • Soif Wine Bar & Merchants

    This restaurant is one of our SC faves even though the meals are small. It can be hit or miss, but this time it was very good. The apps were...more
  • Mission St BBQ

    I never write Yelp reviews, seriously never. But this place was so damn amazing it deserves one. The meat is so tender, perfectly smoked, and is given in...more

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