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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.
Students
join now for only $15
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a UMN faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I would like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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University of Minnesota

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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join

Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

Reserve icon

reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

Tap icon

tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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drive

Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

Students
join now for only $15
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a UMN faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I would like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.
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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 UMN?

Students
join now for only $15
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a UMN faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I would like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

I'm a UMN student. 

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

I'm not affiliated with UMN and I'd like to join Zipcar.

what's included

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miles

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

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gas

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

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insurance

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 UMN. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Hunt & Gather


    This is one of the funnest shops around, I love bringing out of town guests here or local friends that have not experienced shopping at Hunt & Gather yet!...more
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    I just love Patina. It's the only place Tapas and i go when we need gifts. The stock changes frequently, so i feel compelled to buy the things i love when i...more
  • Cliché


    I'm a lucky lady for how close this place is to my apartment. I ventured here for the first time this weekend after recently moving to the neighborhood. I...more
  • The Foundry Home Goods


    Gaaahh I want to live here. Having just moved from Seattle (by way of New Zealand), I was feeling pretty landlocked and humdrum. It was refreshing to...more

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  • Alchemy


    Ripped abs! Toned arms! But more importantly, what a great community to come be a part of. I was welcomed with open arms by a great bunch people. The...more
  • Gold Medal Park


    Beautiful park and great area! Came here on July 4th for the fireworks. I will definitely be back this year, and I'll get there a bit earlier this time!more
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge


    How could anyone give this place anything less than *****?? It is truly a refuge in a city. We saw signs off the interstate about this place and I quickly...more
  • Loring Park


    Beautiful sage park to walk around. Pretty flowers, birds and ducks all around. Walk through loring green way to cut over to restaurants. Cool fountains...more
  • Lake Calhoun


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  • Himalayan Dinkytown


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  • Korea Restaurant


    Great food and great service. In addition, if you want more pan chan, you can ask. Always busy but you don't have to wait too long for food.more
  • My Burger


    I used a coupon to get a 2 for 1 box. I picked the burger suggested to me by the staff and turned out to be really tasty. Service is quick and though I took...more
  • Caspian Bistro & Marketplace


    The service was excellent and the food satisfying, and it was a pleasant place to catch up with friends. The waitress was friendly and incredibly helpful,...more
  • Tea House Chinese Restaurant


    my favorite chinese restaurant in town. Whenever i crave chinese food, i go here! I have never been disappointed by their food except for their duck...more

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