Santa Cruz Community Program


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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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.

  • Om Gallery

    Best selection of unique lighting Ive come across. They import from Bali and all over. Super helpful woman at the desk with pink hair.more
  • Stripe Design Group

    I've lived in Santa Cruz for 11 years and my customer service experiences have always been underwhelming. People generally seem like they are not paying...more
  • Bunny's Shoes

    As a woman (that may be a sexist statement, I know), I love shoes... So had to pop in here while others went across the way in to the hat shop. Found and...more
  • Childish Santa Cruz

    I was shopping for a baby shower gift and kept finding things I wish I knew existed when my kids were small. There were so many unique items in this store....more
  • The Closet Shopper

    Everyone is friendly and helpful. Great selection of items! I did a sell/trade for my clothes. They give 35% trade or 50% trade, which is a really really...more

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  • Pacific Edge Rock Climbing Gym

    I went to the Women's Basic Safety with a friend on Friday and we had a blast! Our instructor JoJo was sweet, friendly, and very helpful. I definitely plan...more
  • Twin Lakes State Beach

    Wondrous sunsets, not too many people during the week and offseason, and great for exercise. I enjoy swimming and writing here. Travelers: Please remember...more
  • Panther Beach

    Great "hidden" beach. The steep trek down the trail makes most beach going picnics and recreation challenging. So the beach never tends to get too packed...more
  • Natural Bridges State Beach

    Great day at the beach even though it wasn't too sunny. We parked for free on the street (otherwise, there is 20 min free parking lot or pay $10). Beach...more
  • Chardonnay Sailing Charters

    Absolutely spectacular! I took my wife and kids out for the whale watching. It was so amazing. The boat is beautiful, the staff is so professional. It...more

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  • West End Tap & Kitchen

    First time here & u Yelper's have help a lot! The thing I love about food is how I can teach my kids about different cultures. I this place is kind of an...more
  • The Water Street Grill

    Came here after an awesome day motorcycle riding. What a great surprise this was. Easy street parking and a welcoming front view. I was a little taken back...more
  • Walnut Avenue Café

    First time here and it was great! My friend and I got here around 9:30 am and it wasn't too crowded. There were a couple of groups that were waiting for a...more
  • The Buttery

    This is easily the best bakery in santa cruz, locally famous and really really popular. Unusually for a Santa Cruz business there is a small surface lot...more
  • Zachary's Restaurant

    Back in the 80's I was a student at UCSC, and used to frequent this place on a weekly basis. I loved it so much I wrote a song about the spuds and the...more

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