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.

  • Revival Shop Seattle

    Great store! The design of the store makes it look like an expensive boutique, but the prices were no more than crossroads on the next block, but more...more
  • Daiso

    I love that they moved into the Bartell's/Whole Foods shopping center in Ravenna! This location has plenty of parking and is not as busy as the other...more
  • Portage Bay Goods

    How cute is this place?! I just picked up a birthday card here for a friend. I'm impressed by their well-curated selection of gifts (and maybe even a little...more
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore

    The best kinokuniya store I've ever been to! Why can't the Bay Area have all of these selections?? You can literally walk around here for the whole day, I...more
  • Trove Vintage Boutique

    I stopped in on a whim when I was searching for a Mad Men style dress. After wandering around I just happened to pick out a navy piece that looked great on...more

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  • Ravenna Park

    This is one of those mea culpa, "how the holy hell have I not reviewed this place yet" kind of reviews. I grew up and lived within a mile and a half of...more
  • Ninja vs Zombies

    Erin and Elliot were great hosts. We were a team of 4 and beat the room with 15 seconds to spare. The live zombie action definitely added a fun new twist on...more
  • Over the Rainbow Balloon Flights

    This was the most amazing experience. It was more than I could ask for. Bill was our pilot and Keith and Mark were the ground crew and all three men were...more
  • Seattle Bouldering Project

    This place is AWESOME! I come from San Diego where we have a few rock climbing gyms - and you can say I've been quite spoiled to have a gym that has both...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

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  • Pike Place Chowder

    If your a tourist, definitely try their sampler. You get a bit of everything. Make sure you bring someone to share with at this place. A little of me dies...more
  • Woodblock

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

    Delicious, fresh food and a great ambiance, 5 stars. Had a great visit to Manolin. Walked in without a reservation on a Friday around 5:30PM and was...more
  • Gravy

    Another awesome experience on our visit to Vashon. Cool, hip, casual, clean. Nice portion size, comfortable space. Very hard to choose what to eat, it all...more
  • Tilikum Place Cafe

    You need to go here. Stop looking. This is it. Tiny dutch babies. And, lord help me, get the sausage. GET IT! It is life restoring.more

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