SUA Partners with the New York Times to Provide Digital Access

A new partnership, effective April 2020, will enable both graduate and undergraduate students the ability to freely access New York Times content.

April 07, 2020

By , Chief of Staff - SUA Office of the President 


As of April 2020, the Student Union Assembly has entered a partnership with the world-renowned news agency The New York Times.

After months of negotiations, the Office of the President has secured funding to provide unlimited digital subscriptions for all students attending the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The initial partnership is a year-long, however, we anticipate extending our contract in years to come depending on student usage and funding accessibility.  This partnership will greatly contribute to our efforts to stay connected to the digital world and to advance our university’s role as apart of an engaged student body. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is eligible to receive the benefits of the partnerships?

All UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students will have free and unlimited access to the online published content of The New York Times until their date of graduation. Additional content (i.e. Crossword, Cooking, Kindle) is not included in The New York Times partnership. 

How can I activate my subscription?

To access The New York Times subscription starting April 8th, please click the following link Select or enter the University of California Santa Cruz from the drop-down and register with your email address. You will then receive a confirmation email to verify your UCSC email is active. Check your spam filter if you do not receive this email within a few minutes.

  • For assistance with your UCSC access, please email:
  • To manage your New York Times account online, visit

What if I am graduating this year (2020)?

Your subscription will remain active until September 2020, the start of the next academic school year. So you will continue to be able to access the New York Times with your email through the end of the summer.

What if I already have a subscription?

If you have a personally paid subscription with the New York Times, then you should move to cancel your subscription by calling NYT Customer care (800) 591-9233 and then activate the UCSC/SUA one through For more information, please advise the last section of this release.

Which funds account is the SUA utilizing to pay for these subscriptions?

The SUA got full funding for the office of Interim EVC Lori Keltzer.

  • For more information regarding the SUA’s role in this partnership or if you have any questions reach out to Simelia Rogers at, Chief of Staff to the Student Union Assembly President Davon Thomas. 
  • For information about The New York Times in Higher Education programs and partnership with UCSC/SUA, please contact Todd Halvorsen at
  • For information regarding a current-paid subscription, please contact