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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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.

  • Amoureuse

    Great local shop for really pretty, sexy, nice lingerie. I buy underwear for some lady friends and know that the quality is better than say .... Victoria's...more
  • The Abbey

    Love, love, love this cafe! Let me start by saying how happy I was to find that there was a parking lot. Sometimes, looking for street parking is just just...more
  • Om Gallery

    This is an amazing store! Wonderful, unique pieces! Brandon was especially courteous, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond in helping me! Thanks you...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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Kayak Connection

    I made reservations way ahead of time for 5 paddleboards and 2 single kayaks 4 Hrs kayak/paddleboard rental for $35. (actually a lot of time) - includes...more
  • Sup Shack

    I wanted to go SUP paddling for my birthday weekend and booked 2 beginner lessons (brief instruct + 1 hour paddle) for $30 each at the SUP shack. A year...more

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  • 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

    What a great cafe! My son and I were craving pancakes and most places were ending brunch in 15 minutes, but this cafe had breakfast on the menu all day so...more
  • The Buttery

    I'm so glad I stopped in Santa Cruz to check out the buttery! We( my best friend and I) came at a time between breakfast and lunch and I wanted both. We...more
  • West End Tap & Kitchen

    I usually don't throw 5 stars around but the handful of times I've been here, I can't find any reason not to. The food is awesome. I love the small but...more
  • Zachary's Restaurant

    As far as I'm concerned this is the best breakfast place in Santa Cruz. Parking is street only but there is a surface lot a block away or so, and a (very)...more

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