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.

  • Therapy

    We are shopping for a trip to Mexico with the family, and she loves and really wanted to come here. I'm quite thankful for it (and I'm the guy) So we were...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
  • Paper Vision

    This is one of the finest gift shops on pacific avenue and also puts hallmark to shame. Parking is street only which means there is no parking unless it's...more
  • 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

    Wonderful pastries and great coffee in a fun location. But the art and the funkiness make it truly wonderful,more

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  • Richard Schmidt School of Surfing

    My husband and I just returned from one of Richard's week long surf camps in Costa Rica. We had a wonderful time, and I would highly recommend the surf...more
  • Pacific Ave Cycles

    Most Excellent experience: Brand new equipment Fast & friendly service Reasonable prices Perfect location Absolutely will go back Thank you !more
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

    What an awesome hike! Our group of 5 came on Sunday during Memorial Day weekend and had a blast. We arrived shortly after 12pm and the lots were already...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
  • Monterey Bay Charters

    We had a great fishing excursion with Tom and his super-competent mate Greg! They took good care of us and gave us plenty of tips as we battled our salmon....more

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  • Ambrosia India Bistro - Scotts Valley

    Ambrosia... Literal meaning: the food or drink of the gods, often depicted as conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. This is a very...more
  • Pour Taproom

    My boyfriend and I came by on a Friday around 6. Huge place so the crowds of people were not a turnoff. I honestly have nothing to complain about this...more
  • Cafe Brasil

    I like trying new things! Like Brazilian FOOD THAT'S NOT BBQ. Price: Look to spend about $10-15 per dish Food: Fish Muquecas $9.95 - This was very good!...more
  • Enoteca La Storia

    Wonderful place with excellent wine, friendly servers and tasty food. A little tricky to find the first time (hiding behind the plants in the corner of...more
  • Mijo's Taqueria

    Tasty and full of flavor! If you like spicy food, you have to try Mijo's burrito. Just the right mix of meat, rice, and salsa. The habanero sauce was...more

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