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.


how it works

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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or 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—or tap the app—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.

  • The Elliott Bay Book Company

    Truly a gem. Elliot Bay is in my top 5 favorite things about Seattle. Sometimes I come here for no particular reason other than I love this place...and I...more
  • Monster Art and Clothing

    This place is a simply must check out. I quality clothing, with art from local artists. Steam punk, monsters, and beautiful things. The quality is high and...more
  • Momo

    I've lived in Seattle most of my life & have been driving past MoMo for years. I found myself parked close near the shop with a little time on my hands &...more
  • Melrose Market

    Melrose Market is amazing! My roommate took me here to show me the place because he thought I would enjoy it and I sure did! They have a bunch of different...more
  • E Smith Mercantile

    I love this place. The food selection is small, but so is this place. It's not for large groups, it's just great to pop in the back on a date and have a...more

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  • UW Waterfront Activities Center

    If you are in Seattle, you MUST MUST go canoe-ing here. HIGHLY recommend and hands down my favorite activity when we visited. We came on a Sunday so parking...more
  • Alki Kayak Tours

    I've never been in a 3 person kayak before and was able to rent on at Alki. They guys that worked there were super nice and was patient even though we were...more
  • Marymoor Park

    A very massive park with a huge amount of green scenery to explore through. I'm surprised that they have a plane field where you can soar. Seemingly a...more
  • Flatstick Pub

    Excellent brews for the weekday or weekend crews. Time to depart from the norm and visit Flatstick Pub. There are many great things about this place that...more
  • Gas Works Park

    If you can get past all the bird poop and after-the-rain mud, then this park is perfect for you to stroll around and take lots of pictures. Within...more

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  • Radiator Whiskey

    A word to the wise: do not drink whiskey that comes from a radiator. It will not start or end well. It will be full of un-well things. This is not...more
  • Pop Pop Thai Street Food

    Best Thai food in the area. This place is delicious! I have tried plenty of different places and most of them are okay. We are pretty conservative, but love...more
  • Pike Place Chowder

    Amazing chowders, I have never tried other than their chowders, irresistible! They place became too popular and you can be lining up for close than one...more
  • Meet the Moon

    Clean amazing food! I am a vegetarian and came in... got the carnitas bowl but subbed the meat for eggs over easy and it was so tasty! Nice ambience and...more
  • Woodblock

    Outstanding Bar and Drinks. Bartender Mixologists are hip, knowledgeable and craftsmen. Quality of their drinks and preparation is outstanding. Food Some...more

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