Department ofCampus Safety

Vehicle Rentals

PLU community members may rent vehicles for PLU authorized business purposes only. There are several options for renting vehicles.

Option #1 – PLU 12-passenger vans - PLU owned fleet vans. The university has a limited number of these vans. They are rented on a first come first served basis.

Drivers Certification Test
Take the PLU Driver's Certification Test -Necessary only if renting vehicles or driving PLU owned vehicles.

Option #2 – Enterprise Rental – Private rental agency with a contract with PLU. A variety of vehicles are available through Enterprise (12 passenger vans, mini-vans and cars). *Drivers for Enterprise Rental vehicles must be 21 years of age.* You also must have an account with Enterprise setup.

Option #3 – Zip Car rental – Private company located at PLU. These cars can be rented by the hour or for a full day. See the Zip Car website for more information ~

Things to consider about the rental options:

Depending on the distance you will be traveling and the number of passengers in your party a particular option may save you money.

For trips exceeding 140 miles round trip the PLU Vans are not the cheapest route. Enterprise or Zip Car would be better options.

Gas Purchases

It is the responsibility of the renter to refuel the vehicles. Both PLU and Enterprise Rental vehicles should be returned full of fuel to avoid additional charges. Users may purchase fuel with a PLU Corporate Credit Card provided by their university department or by using a personal credit/debit card. Reimbursements for gas purchases on a personal card can be done via the Business Office and require an itemized receipt.

The Facilities Management gas pump cannot be used for refueling of PLU vans or Enterprise Rental vehicles.

Vehicle Rental Rates

PLU Vans - $15.00 per day and $0.67 per mile. Plus fuel charges if returned with less than a full tank.

Zip Car 2012 rates

  • $35 annual membership fee (can be purchased by department)
  • $8/hr or $64/day.  Includes gas and insurance. 

The Zip Car program is coordinated via the Human Resources department. For more information go to

Click here for PLU Van Rentals

Click here for Enterprise Rentals