Central Student Government is pleased to offer subscriptions to both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times (including the Cooking and Games add-ons!) to all students. Unlike other methods of access, with your individual account, you can access wsj.com or nytimes.com and the mobile apps, after only needing to verify your student status once, and you don’t need to be on campus or on the VPN to read the news. Here’s how to sign up!
The Wall Street Journal instructions
Faculty and staff may also take advantage of this subscription.
You can activate your subscription by visiting wsj.com/UMAnnArbor. You’ll then login with U-M Weblogin, and follow the instructions to create your account or sign in to an existing account.
Once you set up your account, you’ll have access to The Wall Street Journal through this account until you graduate.
If you already have an account, you’ll need to cancel any active subscriptions before you can activate your school-sponsored subscription. Just call 1-800-JOURNAL to cancel, and then come back and sign up using the link above.
Questions? For technical support, assistance with your subscription, or anything else related to the subscription, call 1-800-JOURNAL or email AcademicSupport@dowjones.com. If you have any questions you feel cannot be answered by WSJ’s support, or if you run into any problems that aren’t being resolved, please contact Hayden Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York Times News instructions
This is for students only.
You can activate your New York Times News subscription by visiting accessnyt.com. Search for and select University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and you will be directed to the registration page. Click "Create Account" and complete fields; you must use your @umich.edu email. You may also sign in to an existing account, but only if it is your @umich.edu email.
You must then verify your email address by clicking the link in an email you will receive. If you do not receive an email after some time, check your spam folder.
If you already have an @umich.edu account with a PAID subscription, you’ll need to cancel any active subscriptions before you can activate your school-sponsored subscription. Just reach out to email@example.com or call 800-591-9233 to cancel your subscription, and then come back and sign up using the link above.
Once you set up your account, we also encourage you to download the NYT News App for the best reading experience. You’ll have access to NYTimes.com and The New York Times News App through this account until you graduate.
Questions? For technical support, assistance with your subscription, or anything else related to the subscription, contact The New York Times’ support at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions you feel cannot be answered by the NYT's support, or if you run into any problems that aren’t being resolved, please contact Hayden Jackson at email@example.com.
New York Times Cooking + Games instructions
We also have a new feature as part of our Times subscription—the Cooking and Games/Crossword add-on! This is also for students only.
New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks.
New York Times Games have captivated solvers since the launch of the Crossword in 1942. The Times creates engaging word and visual games that stimulate and keep the mind sharp. All Games are available on the web and NYT App; Crossword and Spelling Bee are available in the Crossword App.
To sign up for New York Times Cooking and Games, go to the survey here, which will include a few short questions to assess our subscriptions program. From there, you will be taken to the link at the end with instructions on how to apply this product to your account.
Once you’re set up, we highly recommend you download the NYT Cooking App and the NYT Crossword App for the best user experience.
Please note that while you do not have to add these to your CSG Times subscription, we highly recommend it.
If you have any issues, use the same contact information listed above for the Times news subscription.
While CSG currently only offers WSJ and NY Times, many other publications are available through the U-M Library and the Ann Arbor District Library. For your convenience, we are listing some commonly requested ones here.
Financial Times. You can sign up for a subscription to Financial Times by following the instructions here: search.lib.umich.edu/databases/record/48955 Please note that this is still a pilot program.
Other offerings. We put together this document with how to access other publications, like the Economist, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post through library databases or the Ann Arbor District Library's e-reader website and mobile app. Check it out here: myumi.ch/d9qE3
Please note that CSG does not manage any subscriptions other than WSJ and NY Times. You should inquire with the libraries if you have any issues, questions, or suggestions, unless it is specifically about our website/document (broken links, for example).