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Campus Life Zimride Basic Info
Zimride is a free online rideshare service which matches passengers to drivers going the same or similar routes.
Basic Information: The Zimride login screen can be found here: https://www.zimride.com/uwm/
Troubleshooting: The Help Desk only supports log in issues with Zimride. If a client calls for issues other than logging in, they should be directed to Zimride Support:
UWM Zimride FAQs
All UW Milwaukee affiliates are eligible to sign-up for our private Zimride system. Entry to the site requires an ePantherID. There is no cost for membership.
Is it free?
Absolutely. 100%. Zimriders can list a price to split expenses (gas, parking fees, etc). When posting a ride, users are encouraged to list the amount they would like to receive, and those looking for a ride can list what they are willing to pay for a ride. Though this is not mandatory, Zimride suggests that it be arranged before the ride. Rates can be listed by day, week or month, and some rides are even offered free of charge.
Is this site secure?
Yes. UWM Zimride is a private system that requires an ePantherID to access.
To help provide information about your potential rideshare partners before sharing the ride, Zimride allows users to create social profiles and optionally link your account with Facebook to display mutual friends.
I want to find a carpool, how should I get started?
- Register for a Zimride account here: https://www.zimride.com/uwm/
- Sign up or log in with your ePantherID
- Add a ride
- Browse matches and contact other UWM Zimriders with similar commutes.
If I add a ride am I obligated to take anyone who requests a ride?
No, absolutely not. We recommend only offering or accepting rides from people you trust. Be sure to evaluate their profile before you make a decision.
What should I enter in the 'starting location' or 'ending location' fields?
Enter as much information as you can about your location. Your match results will be more accurate if you include the exact address and street. You can choose to keep your exact address hidden from users while still allowing the system to make the most relevant matches. Full address example: 514 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA. Partial address example: Palo Alto, CA, USA or 94310.
Are there any insurance or liability issues I need to be aware of?
Insurance policies vary, and it is a good idea to check your policy, primarily the Exceptions/Exclusions portions. General liability insurance covers passengers, and most policies would not exclude carpool members, but it is worth checking. Another good reason to put in a call to your agent is to see if you qualify for a carpooling discount.