Santa Cruz Community Program


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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Santa Cruz Community Program

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

  • 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.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

how it works

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Join Zipcar for $50/year and get $50 in free driving to use during your first month!



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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!

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All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

what's included


Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.


Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.


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.

  • Greenspace

    I'm a treehouse designer/builder and three-time children's play structure designer and builder for the Make a Wish foundation. Last Saturday I was scouring...more
  • Bunny's Shoes

    I made a special trip to Bunny's and I'm so glad I did! I walked out with two pairs of really cute shoes that were both on sale AND in season! In fact I...more
  • The Closet Shopper

    The best used clothing store in Santa Cruz, that's a fact! They've got a very organized and dependable buying schedule, in comparison to other...more
  • Stripe Design Group

    A -must- stop if you're shopping in Santa Cruz! Stopped here after spending way too much money shopping already, but I definitely spent another $100 here....more
  • Marshalls

    God bless Marshall's. They stock their items every day of the week except Saturday and Sundays. Located near Baby's R US, near Dominican Hospital....more

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  • Twin Lakes State Beach

    We went to the beach at it was absolutely lovely ! Will definitely go again! Great place to go with kids and family with a place to play volleyball as well!more
  • Treks and Tracks

    I have been on the two-day Point Reyes and three-day Half-Dome trips with Treks and Tracks. It is difficult for me (a layman in terms of backpacking) to...more
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    My Labrador retrievers love this beach! It's off-leash. They get to run with lots'a canine pals until they drop from exhaustion. A tired dog is a happy...more
  • Pleasure Point

    I came here to surf and the swell was awesome. The view was outstanding and I came to honor the grave of Jay Moriarity. A surfing legend who surfed at this...more
  • Pogonip

    Pogonip is a great area for quick day hikes (and apparently mountain biking!). The majority of it is shaded nicely by trees so it stays relatively cooler...more

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  • The Buttery

    I've been to the Buttery a few times and it's never a disappointment. Stopped in for a small bite yesterday and had a Bacon & Date Grilled Cheese sandwich,...more
  • Munch

    I am giving 5 stars because they GET THEIR BREAD FROM PHILLY . This is huge . You may have never had a philly cheese steak sandwich ... If it didn't come on...more
  • Linda's Seabreeze Cafe

    Seriously don't know why it took me so long to discover this place. (Thanks mom! ) Because I've tried so many good breakfast places in SF and LA, I just...more
  • The Water Street Grill

    What a neat place! Looks average from the street, but inside is a cozy little gem! The help is super friendly and the food is fantastic. Well made onion...more
  • Tramonti

    This is our go to restaurant in Santa Cruz for lunch. $10 for a pizza and a side is awesome. During lunch they're very casual, but it gets swankier at night...more

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