Don’t have a car on campus? Try CI’s car rental program, Zipcar for as low as $8.50 an hour or take the  VCTC bus.

Zipcar is a car rental program that is offered to all students, faculty, staff, and University Glen residents.

Annual membership is $15 with rates as low as $8.50/hour - $69/day weekdays and $9.50/hour -$77/day weekends. Your membership includes:

  • Fuel (gas card in the Zipcar)
  • Insurance
  • 24/7 accessibility
  • Rentals by the hour and day
  • Maintenance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Reserved parking on campus (two Zipcar locations: A-5 parking lot by the Rec. Center and Town Center’s north lot)
  1. Join >> Steps are below, and it only takes a few minutes. CI students, faculty, staff and University Glen residents must be 18+ to join Zipcar. Once you're approved, you get your own Zipcard via mail (7-10 business days).
  2. Reserve >> You can reserve a vehicle for one hour up to 7 days, a minute before or a year in advance. Members can reserve 6 different ways, including online or over the phone. At the time of the reservation, a wireless signal is sent to the Zipcar.
  3. Unlock >> When members arrive at the Zipcar, their Zipcard identifies them and unlocks the door.
  4. Drive! >> Go where you want. When done, you just return the car to its original campus parking stall, lock the car, and walk away.

Create Student Account

Under join with a university, select the I want to create a new account for myself (I’m a student or faculty/staff) button and click continue. Type "Channel Islands" into search box and select CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) - Students or Student Housing Zipcar (depending on whether you're a commuter or housing student) and click the join now button.

Create Staff/Faculty Individual Account

Under join with a university, select the I want to create a new account for myself (I’m a student or faculty/staff) button and click continue. Type "Channel Islands" into search box and select CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) - Faculty & Staff and click the join now button.

Create Department Account

Under join with a university, select the I want to create a new department account (I’m faculty/staff) button, click continue, and fill out next page and press submit. A Zipcar representative will contact you.

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