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.

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    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
  • Metropolis

    When I lived in Greenwood, I was a frequent visitor to Metropolis. Now that I live in the other end of the city, I do not get to go too often. But, I am...more
  • The Elliott Bay Book Company

    So many awesome books, a huge Moleskine (Leuchtturm and others as well) collection, and a cafe. This place had the Bukowski book I was looking for that...more
  • Archie McPhee

    What are you looking for? What aren't you looking for? What have you already found? What are you hoping to find? What is it that you really want?...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
  • Bloedel Reserve

    This place is amazing. You start out in a pretty field and then come upon a lake and you think that this is a pretty nice place. Then it gets so much...more
  • Whirlyball

    We were there for 2 hours and we got in more than enough games. There were 11 of us and each of us paid $33. There is a small arcade, a practice area, and...more
  • Gas Works Park

    I haven't yet reviewed my favorite Seattle park?! It's awesome. AWESOME old gas facility stuff, a cool little hill with a sun dial at the top. Views of the...more
  • Bellevue Downtown Park

    5 stars to Bellevue Downtown Park for this fucking 1535 CP Dragonite that spawned on my head, and all the wonderful Pokémon Go frenzy that went with it. I...more

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  • Heyday

    As Seattle newbies, this was our first foray into burger joints here. My girlfriend took me here as a surprise for my birthday yesterday and now I'm...more
  • Pop Pop Thai Street Food

    This I think is my first time reviewing a Thai food place in Seattle, because I haven't come across anything worthy of a good review, and I don't like...more
  • Pike Place Chowder

    Definitely worth the hype and the wait. The wait isn't as bad as the line looks. My boyfriend and I got a sampler and a bread bowl of the New England. The...more
  • Meet the Moon

    Huge fan. My partner and I came here on an incredibly busy Saturday morning and were able to get a seat almost immediately at the bar. Our bartender was...more
  • Woodblock

    Tried this place for the first time with a couple of friends. To be honest I am always driving in the area and I never paid attention to it before. So, when...more

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