University of Washington Tacoma


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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University of Washington Tacoma

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!

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find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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UWT faculty and staff join for only $35/year and get discounted Mon-Fri driving rates.


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I'm not affiliated with UW Tacoma and I want to join Zipcar. 


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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 University of Washington Tacoma. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Broken Spoke

    Ok so people usually only yelp the bad, they suck!! Broken Spoke is cool! Hilltop hooligans, Beer from aluminum containers, good music! (Iron maiden...more
  • 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
  • Stack Furniture Solutions

    Nothing but positive things to say about this place! My family and I recently moved to Seattle and had to downsize so we were in need of just about...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
  • Emily's Factory Outlet Store

    Excuse me, have you heard of the deliciousness of Emily's Chocolates? You haven't? You MUST. The chocolates for usual purchase is delicious, super high...more

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  • Bradley Lake Park

    Favorite lark in puyallup. My kids love it and the trail around the lake is mostly shaded. The parking gets tight on nicer days but there is still plenty of...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
  • Highline MaST Aquarium

    Wonderful middle school class field trip! We did the "Health of our Puget Sound" field trip and had just a wonderful time, and the kids learned lots along...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
  • Owen Beach

    Perfect spot for sunsets. Beach actually has sand and driftwood logs to sit on. There are plenty of bbqs and picnic tables, including covered tables. Great...more

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  • Arista

    Great food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. I heard about this place from either TNT Diner or South Sound Magazine... either way I've been...more
  • Cham Korean BBQ Buffet

    The facilities are NOT NICE. OLD OUTDATED. Signage was cracked and falling off. Space is limited. We were told the wait would be 30-45 minutes with...more
  • Bar Bistro

    I've been here a few times and have had a great experience each time. It's typically not very full, although they will occaisonally rent the place out for a...more
  • Pimienta Bistro & Bar

    My husband and I would always drive by this place and he finally surprised me for a impromptu lunch date. It was perfect cause we went during happy hour....more
  • So Moon Nan Jib

    Fantastic dining experience, highly recommend! Well worth the 25 mile drive from Seattle. If you can't make it to Korea, this seems to be a close...more

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