University of Washington Tacoma


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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in partnership with:

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.

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!

how it works video

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

    If you like alcohol and bicycles, this is the place for you. Bike shop/parts, beer, just about everything an adult bike rider likes. Sweet spot to hangout....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
  • 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
  • The Hippie House

    This place has a huge selection of high quality glass from the northwest. You won't find cheap manufactured glass here, everything is made with love and...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

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  • Wright Park

    This place is fabulous! Easy to get to without hitting a ton of freeway traffic and plenty of free street parking. Lotsssss of walking trails (through open...more
  • Pioneer Park

    Great park for kids! Spray girls is super fun! Farmers market on Saturdays is the best!more
  • Highline MaST Aquarium

    Really cute place. During the week, the MaST is the marine bio classroom of Highline College. On Saturdays, it's a public aquarium, filled with thousands of...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
  • Climb Tacoma

    I am new to this whole climbing thing... I've been to a couple other places but this is the first time climbing with out a belay system. This was...more

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  • Marzano Italian Restaurant

    A unique off the path place with great tasting food. The service was quick and the bread, salad, and meal were all tasty. I will be back. ps the...more
  • Pimienta Bistro & Bar

    I've decided to update my review after an incredible dinner. Actually got to meet Chef Blanca and she is awesome! We got to try the lobster mac and cheese...more
  • Mediterranean Gyro Grill

    Oh yes what a lucky discovery! We had a couple beers with a FANTASTIC gyro plate lunch. The gyro was just wonderful, they put hummus, salad,rice and the...more
  • De La Terre

    This is a great restaurant! You never know what will be on the menu because it's always changing. They use fresh local ingredients. It's exciting to try...more
  • Dragon's Crawfish

    This place is amazing. Small, cozy, a couple televisions, friendly service. And the food is amazing! Word of advice though, if you like spicy then mild is...more

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