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.

  • Tinkertopia - Alt. Art Supply + Creative Reuse Center

    We wandered in after seeing an exhibit at the TAM. I think I died and went to crafting heaven! The staffer who showed us how to use the die-cut paper...more
  • Carpinito Brothers

    Surround by local fresh fruits and vegetables. Cherries at half the price of local grocery stores, both bing and rainier of great quality and fresher than...more
  • Tacoma Book Center

    Thanks to my son for asking and asking to stop at a bookstore even though we were just at Powells in Portland a few days ago. He had gotten some loose...more
  • Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

    I did some gift shopping here today. I found two perfect colorful pieces of glass art inside their gallery. They thoroughly wrapped and boxed them up which...more
  • King's Books

    Wonderful store, great location next to a comic store! I love their personal recommendations.more

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  • Wet Noses Dry Paws

    I was last minute looking for a place to get my two dogs bathed and a toe trim for my little one. The little one can be skittish so I'm nervous to take them...more
  • Ruston Way Waterfront

    Nice views. Good area to run or walk and even bike. I like this place because it is not too congested. However, they have build some condos overlooking the...more
  • Hot Yoga Renton

    Good location & Great instructors. Also I love their do-it-at-your-own-pace way of teaching. I do not feel pressure from peers or instructors. Also, I...more
  • Alki Kayak Tours

    This is my go to place for kayaking! Amazing view, very open and not a ton of boats to steer clear from and the customer service is always great! The owner...more
  • CrossFit Federal Way

    I've been going here for about 18 months and I love it!! Best coaches you'll find anywhere. Very welcoming no matter what your skill level. I've found...more

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  • Third Eye Grill

    4.5 stars. But their service makes up for some flaws. Food is good. Good amount of chicken in the butter chicken, you get juicy chicken. I think this is...more
  • Bistro Baffi

    Oh my gosh, where do I start? This is a very small restaurant, nestled in between some small stores that I have no idea what they are, I didn't pay...more
  • Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet

    I loved this place! Food was amazing and the brothers were super friendly and accommodating. We came during lunch, so we were lucky it was pretty slow and...more
  • Traditional Korean Beef Soup

    Very friendly service! Lots of elderly Korean people eating here so I felt kind of out of place lol but despite that, the food was very good. It's a small...more
  • Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

    Il Lucano is now officially our family Italian restaurant, because all four members of our family have eaten here and loved it. Today it was our 24-year-old...more

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