zipcar for students
May 16, 2024

3 Reasons Your Student Needs Zipcar

Zipcar is a car-sharing service giving students access to cars around their university campus. They can book and drive them by the hour or day, 24/7. Which means they have a car at school without owning one.  

1) School Supplies 

Picture this: your student has a big project due tomorrow and the university bookstore just closed. Having a car at school empowers your student to run out for everything from paper clips to printer paper, all at a moment’s notice. Expect fewer stressed-out phone calls on deadline days, parents.  

2) Off-Campus Excursions 

Going to college isn’t just about studying hard. Your first-year student will be making life-changing memories, some of which will happen outside university grounds. Having a car at school lets your student take impromptu bowling trips, late-night diner runs, and day trips to the nearest hiking trail.  

3) Dorm Room Essentials 

Preparing for college—and more specifically, dorm living—with your first-year student involves LOTS of shopping. Bedding, storage, cleaning supplies...the list goes on and on. Having a car at school lets your student get everything their university dorm room might need. And as a parent, you’ll appreciate not having to do it all yourself.   

Having a car at school gives students—especially ones in their first year—freedom to have fun, run errands, and get the most out of their university experience. And even though their university likely won’t allow first-year students to bring cars on campus, your student gets easy and accessible access to cars around campus with Zipcar.