Collegiate Readership Program

Free Newspapers for Rochester Students

The Collegiate Readership Program is the University’s free newspaper program, featuring copies of the New York Times, USA Today and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

There are two options:

Grab a Paper Copy

Papers are available every weekday at five locations across campus:

Pura Vida Cafe
Wilson Commons (outside of Starbucks)
Gleason Library
Susan B. Anthony Hall
Douglas Dining Center

Get Access Online

You can register for access to the New York Times one with your Rochester email address. Each day, 90 students will be able to log on for free, recycling after 24 hours.

Click here to Register!

We also would like to remind students to read, reuse, and recycle: when you are done with your paper, please return it to the rack.

More Information

History of Collegiate Readership Program

The program was piloted in 2006 and kicked off in 2007 thanks to the efforts of the Students’ Association.  The Collegiate Readership Program is jointly funded by the Parents’ Council, River Campus Libraries and the Students’ Association, and is administered by the SA Projects and Services Committee. In early 2009, the Projects and Services Committee conducted an analysis of the program, and redistributed the papers based on student readership. The Committee also secured some extra funding from the College to increase the number of papers on campus.


If you have questions, complaints or suggestions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact the Projects & Services Committee Chairs.