Students, faculty and staff—we have a new addition to our campus this fall! “Zipcar for Universities” will provide a new way to navigate the city. Zipcar is car-sharing service that enables patrons to reserve a car for either a few hours or for an entire day.
Perfect for students who lack their own mode of transportation—or are tired of asking friends for rides—Zipcar gives you freedom and some pretty great perks. As part of the deal, while you’re using Zipcar, you’re protected with insurance and are provided a gas card to fill up whenever you need. A standard day’s fee allows up to 180 miles of travel, but can be easily extended at any time. And, as their website says, “Zipcar for Universities offers the convenience of car ownership without the hassles of having a car on campus.”
The process is simple: after registering, easily reserve your time to drive directly from your computer or cell phone. Once it’s time to drive, unlock your car with your zipcard and you’re ready to go.
In order to partake in the Zipcar experience you must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. To register, go to Zipcar’s website exclusively for Oglethorpe, where you can receive a discounted application fee and learn more details about their services.
OUr zipcars will be located next to Hearst Hall in the fall. In the meantime, Zipcar members can use the zipcars located at the Brookhaven MARTA Station. Some Oglethorpe students have already taken a test drive—make sure you find time to zip, too!