University of Washington Tacoma


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Washington Tacoma

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.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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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 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.

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What It Costs


what’s your affiliation with University of Washington Tacoma?

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

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

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


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


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

  • Envy

    I happened to see a lady wearing the cutest top she said she purchased at Envy. My friends and I popped in to check the store out and were delighted! I...more
  • Half Price Books

    I was blown away by the selection here. You wouldn't think much of it from the name or the outside, but you can't judge a book by its cover! This place had...more
  • Valley Liquidation

    Amazing prices and well worth the drive. The staff is always very friendly and helpful! They even have organic options from time to time!!! They have...more
  • Crescent Moon Gifts

    Love this place! It's my favorite! There's such a wide range of metaphysical goods from crystals to candles to tarot and oracle! It is just such a fun place...more
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

    Beautiful, peaceful colorful garden. It is quite difficult to find but worth the effort. The bonzwi garden next to this garden is also worth a visit. The...more

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  • Fort Steilacoom Bark- Off-Leash Area

    Say what you will about Tacoma, but Tacomites sure do love their dogs, and it shows. This is hands-down the finest dog park in Pierce Cty. In fact, there's...more
  • Fort Steilacoom Park

    What a beautiful and diverse expanse of public-park land. Fort Steilacoom Park is truly one of the nicest parks in the greater Tacoma area. Miles of...more
  • Parkland Putters

    I have lived down the road for two months now. I pass this place every single day. Always seems busy. It cost 7 for adults 13 and over. 6 bucks for kids....more
  • Des Moines Beach Park

    I often run down here. They're starting to charge for parking which is great IMHO cause maybe it'll help keep the rugrats out. $1 an hour unless you're a...more
  • Tacoma Scuba

    Been going here about 9ish months since my old store closed abruptly. Joshua and staff are pretty good.more

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  • Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

    This was our 3rd visit to Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano. My wife and I love this place so much that we decided to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary...more
  • Topoki Pocha

    Do I dare say that Topoki Pocha is the only Korean hot pot joint in the State of Washington? Yes. Do I dare say that it is damn good? Yup. Inside the...more
  • Hess German Delicatessen & Bakery

    Amazing, everything we got was very flavorful and fresh. The sandwiches are amazingly good and priced just right. I also tried the German potato salad and...more
  • Sapporo Sushi & Roll

    I was excited to try this place due to all the awesome reviews. We ordered chicken katsu bento box, udon, sashimi, hae dub bop (Korean dish-sashimi with...more
  • P&J's Waffle Delight

    Hands down the best chicken and waffles on the planet! Every flavor you can imagine comes out of this food truck! Book for catering and or job parties!...more

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