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(hint: they're right around campus)

what's it cost

UPS students join for only $15

(must use student email address to apply)


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UPS faculty and staff can join for $35 and get discounted driving rates Mon-Fri


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I’d like to join my department’s existing Zipcar account.


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I’d like to open a new account for my department.


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I'm not affiliated with Puget Sound, but still want to use Zipcar.

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what's included

You get daily miles
with each reservation.
Road Trip?

Free gas.
Yep, free.

Insurance included.
We've got you covered.


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

where can i go

There's a lot to do around Puget Sound. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Lakewood Towne Center

    I rarely give 5 stars and thought hard on this one but how can you not with the wide variety of stores available here at the Lakewood Towne Center. Granted...more
  • Le Noir Bazaar

    I only wear dresses. I literally can't remember the last time I wore pants. I just love dresses and this little store has really awesome ones. I am in here...more
  • Fred Meyer

    This place is great. Super clean, tons of shit to buy. Produce is nice quality too. No, there is no cell phone coverage in this bermuda triangle of...more

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  • Highline MaST Aquarium

    This is an adorable little aquarium in the research center that's open to the public on Saturdays. It's a single room with several tanks. It's not going to...more
  • Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat

    Highly recommend. We got there at opening on a beautiful, sunny Saturday and had the harbor to ourselves for our two hour kayak rental. Friendly staff,...more
  • Tacoma Nature Center

    I went to high school right across the street from this place, and that colored my perceptions from an early age--it's a nature conservancy to most people,...more
  • Edgeworks Climbing

    Great place to climb! Provides a great place to stay conditioned for future outdoor climbs. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They offer a...more
  • Studio 6 Ballroom

    We don't dance. Period...Until Natasha met us and had us come in. I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism, warm atmosphere, and results! Dan had...more

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  • Wally's Chowder House & Broiler

    I hate seafood and fish yet I am surrounded those who love it. My mother was visiting Seattle and wanted to take her out for seafood before her flight back...more
  • So Moon Nan Jib

    2nd time here. Ordered yukgaejang. Flavors were spot on. Perfect. Ordered haemul pajun aka seafood pancake. It was loaded w calamari and shrimp. Came on...more
  • Asadero Sinaloa

    Do yourself a favor... Go here, eat here, repeat as necessary Carne asada anything. Great food, great people ( and they have beer ) I will return...more
  • Mediterranean Gyro Grill

    Some of the best Greek/Mediterranean food I've had, and easily the best in THIS area. The place looks a little divey, but it's cozy inside and roomier than...more
  • Bar Bistro

    Absolutely amazing! We started our dinners with a beginner plate of Cured Meat Flatbread, which was absolutely delicious. A bit greasy, but to be expected...more

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