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PSA: Free NYT Mobile Through Housing

Four score and seven years ago, the New York Times app didn't exist.

Four score and seven years ago, the New York Times app didn’t exist.

Columbia Housing offers a full complimentary subscription to the New York Times website and mobile apps. You must have a valid Columbia email address to access the subscription, but that shouldn’t be a problem, should it? Basically, you can finally stop paying for your own subscription or hacking into using your parents’ account to access “All the news that’s fit to print,” or in this case, publish online and send to your phone.

Here is CCSC’s blurb about all the features you can use, including off-campus access, as well an instruction video and link to activate your subscription:

Undergraduate residential students have full complimentary access to and NYTimes mobile apps, thanks to a subscription offered by Columbia Housing. Users must have a valid Columbia email address to access. covers a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.

Watch this video or follow these simple instructions or to activate your pass.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Drr, I tried to sign up but they won’t let me get it for free because I’m already paying. -_-

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous why does it expire after 24 hours?

  • moreFreeStuff says:

    @moreFreeStuff What else as Columbia students do we get free that I might not know about?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Free software from CUIT:

      More free Microsoft software if you have a CS account:

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Free software from CUIT:

      More free Microsoft software if you have a CS account:

  • FYI says:

    @FYI I live off-campus and it worked for me. It seems like they’re only checking if you have a e-mail address.

    1. one-upped says:

      @one-upped i graduated and it worked for me. all hail the address

      1. A guy says:

        @A guy Someone delete these before they catch on to us.

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