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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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  • Fall Creek - Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

    One of our favorite places for a hike along the San Lorenzo River. It's a pretty easy walk along the trail and you can slip off your shoes to wade in the...more
  • Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad & Bill Mason Carousel

    What an awesome experience! My two year old loves trains so we've been meaning to take him out here for a while now. On a beautiful weekend, we came here...more
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

    Where to begin! This place is absolutely gorgeous, the redwoods, the trails, the animals you see. My bf & I camped here for two days, great spot very quiet...more
  • Pacific Ave Cycles

    Most Excellent experience: Brand new equipment Fast & friendly service Reasonable prices Perfect location Absolutely will go back Thank you !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

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  • Cafe Brasil

    Absolutely fabulous. EDIT: Went again today. Still thinking about my granola shake + chicken/polenta. I wish I lived closer and go more often!more
  • Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine

    Excellent food. A taste of a different world. Savory and unique. The owner and staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. A+ to the Goulaush (sp?) =)more
  • Left Coast Sausage Worx

    They ran out of so many sausages, but I got polish and another one that was a chicken sausage with sauerkraut. Both were so yummy that I didn't even get a...more
  • Indo Cafe Saratoga

    Tucked away hole in the wall Went here the other day Enjoyed the unique flavors Their iced tea is awesome toomore
  • Reggae Pot

    This place is awesome! The jerk chicken is so yummy! Very clean establishment and friend personalized service! What a Jem in Los Gatos. Will definitely be...more

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