Parking and Transportation

Transportation Resources

Zipcar carsharing

Need to borrow a car? Drive a Zipcar instead of your own! Zipcars are available to members who have an account. There are 2 Zipcars located on CSUMB's main campus. Zipcars parking is provided in designated spaces on campus and must be returned to those spaces at the end of each trip.

Apply for a Zipcar Membership here!

Zipcar membership for CSUMB students starts at $15 per year.

Reserve cars by the hour for $10.00 per hour or $83.00 per day. Your trip includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day. Additional Overnight Fees may incur, see for more details.

What is Zipcar?

Zipcar is a carsharing program on campus that provides a fast, efficient commute to one’s desired destination, whether it be a quick trip to the grocery store or a short weekend getaway! With a Zipcar membership, campus community members can reserve a car anytime by the hour and day.

Zipcar is a car-sharing service that lets students book cars around campus, by the hour or day. It’s easy – sign up, book a car, and go where you need to. Plus, with a student membership and great perks of gas, secondary insurance and maintenance included, you save $$. Join at

Why use Zipcar?

  • Zipcar covers gas, insurance options,* parking, and maintenance for a potential savings of $600/month over car ownership.
  • Book cars around campus by the hour or day – right from your phone. Join instantly, and drive in minutes. 
  • No car on campus? No problem. Join Zipcar and book cars around school right from your phone, 24/7. 
  • Have the freedom of a car at school, available 24/7. Join Zipcar and book cars around campus whenever you want, right from your phone. Join with your student discount at

How it works

Join: Apply online OR in the app and drive in minutes. Once approved, you will be mailed a Zipcard to access a Zipcar vehicle. Remember to put your current residency address for a Zipcard!

Reserve: Book a Zipcar for a time as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

Tap: Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock.

Drive: Hit the road. When you are done, park the car in its reserved spot on campus and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up. Vehicles not returned in reserved spot within rental session will pay additional fees.

Six Simple Rules

  • Report damages: Inspect your Zipcar inside and out. Report damage, a dirty car, or low fuel so we know it wasn’t you.
  • Keep it clean: Take personal belongings with you when you go, and throw away or recycle any trash.
  • Fill ‘er up: Always leave at least 1/4 tank. (It’s on us!) Gas card instructions are on the back of your Zipcard or watch the video.
  • No smoking: Not even with all the windows down or all the doors open. Period. Members will be charged a fee for the cost of cleaning.
  • Pets in carriers: Fido and Fluffy need to be kept in a pet carrier at all times. (No matter how cute they are.)
  • Return on time: Don’t leave the next member hanging. Be on time (and avoid a $50 late fee). Text or use the app or watch this video to learn how to extend your reservation.

Zipcar locations

  • Alumni & Visitor Center on Fourth Ave. (Parking Lot 97)
  • Avocet Hall on Divarty St. (Parking Lot 208)