Zipcar is a car rental program which allows people over the age of 18 who have had their license for at least a year to rent cars from convenient locations around campus or downtown Santa Cruz. There is an annual membership fee and an hourly or daily charge for rented cars.
Zimride is a ride sharing program. Students often post their travel routes to go home for the holidays or back to school after the holiday, along with a monetary charge to help pay for gas. Students willing to pay the charge can sign up to travel with the student driver. In order to join the UCSC Zimride community, a valid UCSC email address must be entered upon registration. Membership is free.