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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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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University memberships are only $15! (That’s $10 off. Thanks, Ford.)


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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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  • Earthbound Trading Company

    I am a HUGE fan of this place. Everyone who works there is so friendly, helpful, and sweet. They seem happy to be there! I came in looking for a pair of...more
  • Goodwill

    I LOVE this goodwill! While it is a small selection, they always get such stylish stuff (probably because all of the college kids getting rid of their...more
  • Madewell

    There's this salesgirl there that I really like and I think she is half asian/half white and wears glasses. Well, she is always very helpful when I am there...more

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  • Alki Beach Park

    We were just finding a place to see sunset in Seattle, and one of our friends suggested alki beach... It's quite far from my house, but it's anytime worth...more
  • Golden Gardens Park

    My absolute favourite beach park in Seattle. It can be quiet, you can find more private spots and the wind exposure is amazing. Clusters of trees with...more
  • Alpha Martial Arts

    I started working out here about a month ago, needing a place to get in shape and hopefully revive some kickboxing ability. AMA is a great gym with nice...more
  • University of Washington Intramural Activities Building

    The IMA is a great deal if you're a student at UW. It's included in your tuition, so you might as well use it! I spend most of my time in the cardio area,...more
  • CrossFit Deliverance

    James, Amy, and the coaches were excellent. First, I walking in with 2 minutes to spare for the class and the coach immediately welcomed me, signed me, and...more

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  • Pinkaew Thai Cuisine

    Until Caviar raised its rates to deliver from this restaurant to Ballard, this was my go-to Thai place while I was living in Seattle. (I don't blame...more
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    By far my favorite pho place in Seattle. I've been going here at least once a week (and often/usually, MUCH more than that) for 2.5 years now while I was in...more
  • Cedars of Lebanon

    I've been enjoying this gem for many years and am honored to have this opportunity to sing its praises you absolutely must have the sandwich at the window...more
  • SilkRoad Noodle Bar

    I'm going to become a regular here, I just know it. It's a small restaurant where you seat yourself. The decor is simple and clean. Service is quick and...more
  • Mr Lu's Burgers & Seafood

    This was the first place I tried after landing in Seattle. It was close to the university and it got great review on Yelp.So why not?! I have to admit it...more

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