Santa Cruz Community Program


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

in partnership with:

Santa Cruz Community Program

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.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Santa Cruz Community Program?

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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

Join Zipcar for $50/year and get $50 in free driving to use during your first month!



You only need to be 18 to join now for $25/year and receive $35 in driving credit for you to use in your first month!

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

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 Santa Cruz Community Program. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Streetlight Records

    Spacious and chill. Great place to flip through movies. I can spend hours here. Rarely do I leave this place without buying something.They have a GREAT...more
  • Old School Shoes

    Nice selection of shoes, great customer service, and really awesome socks. Which is a little funny to say, considering the Sock Store is down the street-...more
  • Simply Skin Esthetics

    Okay so I've been waiting to pull the trigger on this review for like 6 years because I hate sharing the things I love but the time has come :) Sue is the...more
  • Star zone smoke shop

    My wife and I were originally attracted by the name "Star" which is the name of our dog. As my wife and I were strolling down the street we couldn't help...more
  • Hart's Fabric

    My first experience with Hart's went very well. My mother and I visited the pleasant, modestly sized store last year. I found the staff friendly,...more

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  • Twin Lakes State Beach

    #93 Really great beach area. We can always find parking nearby with a short walk onto the beach. We have been coming here for a couple years and...more
  • Making the Drop Surf Coaching

    Making The Drop in one word - Awesome !! Barry and his team continue to deliver an amazing surfing experience each and every time we hit the surf. The team...more
  • Santa Cruz Half Marathon & 10K Race

    If you like to run with breathtaking views and awe inspiring scenery, this half marathon is for you. Running along the seashore with the majestic cliffs...more
  • Spokesman Bicycles

    Hands on best bike store experience! I bought my bike here last year and still receive excellent customer service. The entire team is friendly, courteous...more
  • Epicenter Cycling

    What a great shop! I looked all over town to purchase a full suspension bike from someone's demo fleet and Shawn came through in a big way. He brought a...more

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  • The Crow's Nest Restaurant

    AMAZING!!!! Great atmosphere, good and service. We sat on the patio and watched boats coming and going. The breakfast was amazing and the creme brulee......more
  • Riva Fish House

    Simply the best calamari you have ever eaten in your entire life! I've been coming to Riva Fish House since I was knee high to a grasshopper. My pops would...more
  • Cafe Delmarette

    Great coffee - rare find :) Nice people - very warm atmosphere U should come as wellmore
  • Mozaic

    I was greeted with a warm smile by Mike and seated promptly. I ordered a Greek salad and the "Saganaki" the flaming cheese. The taste was authentic and...more
  • Lúpulo Craft Beer House

    Have not been here much, but my first impressions of the place were good for me. Staff is friendly, professional/etc. Beer is great, also there is great...more

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