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 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 stopped into Serpent's Kiss on my way from LA to SF and I was really impressed with the selection the store had to offer. They have the best selection of...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
  • Childish Santa Cruz

    Love this place! Great selection of unique toys for kids 0-20. Great prices and customer service. I went to their grand re-opening party and they sure put...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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  • 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

    Did the 3 day bow making class with Cliff on Memorial day weekend and camped out there for 2 nights. Got to sleep in the tree fort. It was so fun 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
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

    After passing by this place for 4 and a half years, FINALLY a "free admisson today!" sign drew me in. I can't believe I've never been here before. It's so...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
  • Munch

    Order the zeppelin. Holy oh my dayumn!!!! These guys really know how to make phillys and treat their customers. I will be looking for this place every...more
  • Planet Fresh Gourmet Burritos

    Yum yum. Cajun fish burrito whole wheat tortilla black beans red rice Baja style. Mucho taste and size. Be back soon.....more
  • Betty Burgers

    Found this gem through Yelp! Again, thank you Yelp for making finding great places to eat easier. Parking: Small parking lot (5 stalls) but plenty of...more
  • Surfrider Café

    Super fucking awesome! Good coffee (always goes far with me) Great unique burgers, and also great plain classics. I'm an adventurous guy and i find...more

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