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.

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  • Santa Cruz Thread

    Karissa is the best esthetician ever. I had never had more than a simple eyebrow wax and was nervous to go further, but karissa made it a very chill, and...more
  • Comicopolis

    The staff is awesome, super friendly and knowledgeable. Whether you're hardcore about your comics or just beginning to delve into the medium, you will feel...more
  • The Abbey

    Wonderful pastries and great coffee in a fun location. But the art and the funkiness make it truly wonderful,more
  • Felton Feed & Pet Supply

    Awesome, friendly, hometown pet supply store. Interesting variety of stuff...and they have buffalo esophagus! My dog loves them and I had yet to find them...more

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  • Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad & Bill Mason Carousel

    Absolutely beautiful park and train. Very professional staff and affordable! $3 per person!more
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

    What an awesome hike! Our group of 5 came on Sunday during Memorial Day weekend and had a blast. We arrived shortly after 12pm and the lots were already...more
  • Pacific Ave Cycles

    Most Excellent experience: Brand new equipment Fast & friendly service Reasonable prices Perfect location Absolutely will go back Thank you !more
  • Kayak Connection

    We made a reservation for 4 on two doubles to kayak the Elkhorn Slough on Mother's Day. Larry was very informative and helpful, as was the rest of the crew...more
  • Toadal Fitness

    There's nothing better than a local community gym that may be small, but so very mighty. The staff at this location specifically are so friendly and...more

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  • Enoteca La Storia

    Wonderful place with excellent wine, friendly servers and tasty food. A little tricky to find the first time (hiding behind the plants in the corner of...more
  • Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine

    Oh my goodness, the food here is incredible! Everything we ordered was truly unique in flavor --Buuz (Beef filled dumplings), Khuushuur (Beef dumplings...more
  • Cafe Brasil

    I like trying new things! Like Brazilian FOOD THAT'S NOT BBQ. Price: Look to spend about $10-15 per dish Food: Fish Muquecas $9.95 - This was very good!...more
  • Pour Taproom

    Beer fan? Stop here. Beer fan who's friends with people who only drink wine? Stop here. Family outing with little kids? Not sure I'd personally recommend,...more
  • Indo Cafe Saratoga

    Cash only joint hidden off a back lot along Big Basin Way in Saratoga. The best Indonesian I've had so far in the Bay. My Indonesian coworker first...more

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