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.

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  • Valley Liquidation

    Best store to get wonderful grocery discounts! Lots of good veggie deals, and sodas galore! It is a short drive so this is where we go when we need...more
  • Portland Avenue Nursery

    What a terrific place with incredible, knowledgable people to help you. My wife and I came here to look for some shade tolerant plants, and some plants to...more
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

    What's not to love about this place! The rhododendrons are beautiful and the bonsai's are amazing! And very relaxing and beautiful day spent outside looking...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

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  • CrossFit Federal Way

    While in Seattle for a family reunion I was really wanting for find a box to work out at while I was visiting and was very lucky to stumble across Crossfit...more
  • Olympic Sculpture Park

    This place is great! It is part of Seattle Art Museum and is free to the public. You can park on the street and stroll through Seattle. There are giant...more
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle

    I couldn't believe how much fun I had. Even my boyfriend who had previously been skydiving got a good thrill. Our instructor Spencer was amazing, fun, and...more
  • Wet Noses Dry Paws

    We just love McKenzie, Marc, and Wet Noses. We've been going there since almost the beginning, and it's only gotten better. We are very particular pet...more
  • Victory Golf & Repair

    Steve and Josh are who I take my clubs to for adjustments and re-gripping. Professional and honest businessmen. Great service!more

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  • Burger Seoul

    Randomly yelped this Truck on hungry afternoon and oh boy... best burger in Tacoma for sure. I had a Seoul classic burger and I think I was still drooling...more
  • Hess German Delicatessen & Bakery

    Not a bad thing I could say! I finally stopped in here after a chat with my director at work. She goes very few weeks to pick up brats and pretzels. She...more
  • Infinite Soups

    AMAZING! DELISH! Those are the words that come to mind when I think of Infinite Soups! I wished they delivered, heck I wish I worked closer, I would have...more
  • Tokyo-ya Ramen

    Oh my goodness. Was this place delicious? No, it was freaking delicious. There is just something so refreshing about a good bowl of ramen. The broth was...more
  • Sapporo Sushi & Roll

    I am actually hesitant to give this a great review since there was no wait for a table and we got the waitress mostly to ourselves, but it really was...more

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