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.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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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 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.

  • Satori

    I was on location for business in Tacoma and stayed at The Henry apartments with views overlooking the dock. Stunning! Right next door is the glass...more
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

    Nice place to visit and see all of our areas best greenery in the very best way possible. It's also nice because you can see the Weyerhauser building in all...more
  • Watermark Gifts

    Great gift shop! They have an excellent selection of gifts ranging from fun to fabulous, classy to cute and inspirational to innovative. Don't follow...more
  • Old Town Bicycle

    Riley helped a mama in need! Bought my girl a razor moped and the back tire was flat and NO zither shop in town was even willing to LOOK at it let alone...more
  • Valley Liquidation

    After driving by numerous times wondering what this place was all about, we finally stopped. If you aren't worried about a printed expiration date and...more

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  • Fort Steilacoom Bark- Off-Leash Area

    We don't have enough good things to say about this place! We take our dogs here and when they finally realize where they are, they start whining of...more
  • Fort Steilacoom Park

    I miss this place. It has a huge area which includes a baseball field, soccer grounds, children play ground, a lot of trails, picnic areas, dog park, and a...more
  • Parkland Putters

    I have lived down the road for two months now. I pass this place every single day. Always seems busy. It cost 7 for adults 13 and over. 6 bucks for kids....more
  • Tacoma Scuba

    Been going here about 9ish months since my old store closed abruptly. Joshua and staff are pretty good.more
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle

    I was nervous about doing this activity. Oh my!!!! This was one of the greatest things I've done in years. It seems a little hard to do, but if you just...more

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  • Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet

    I loved this place! Food was amazing and the brothers were super friendly and accommodating. We came during lunch, so we were lucky it was pretty slow and...more
  • Olive Branch Café

    Wow. My wife planned a weekend date around our High Tea at the Olive Branch Cafe and it was the highlight of our day. The setting is magical, making you...more
  • Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

    This was our 3rd visit to Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano. My wife and I love this place so much that we decided to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary...more
  • Traditional Korean Beef Soup

    This is the deal deal. Sulongtang just like I had it in NY LA and Korea. Was missing home, Korean food and needing hot K-soul soup in this town. Rich...more
  • Devoted Kiss Cafe

    Second time there and they just keep getting better!! My corned beef hash was the best I've ever had, bar none, hands down. With 2 over easy eggs cooked to...more

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