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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Major National Newspapers Online

The Wall Street Journal

duPont Library and The Wall Street Journal have partnered to provide school-sponsored WSJ memberships to all students, faculty and staff at University of the South. Through the partnership, members have full digital access to The Wall Street Journal’s trusted, factual news via and the app—including curated career content at, and The Journal podcast.

How to Activate

Go to this link:

First you will get the OpenAthens login screen:


Use your Banner login-- your email address WITHOUT, and the same password you use for Banner and your Sewanee email account.

You will then get this screen:

  • Select an Account Type from the drop down: Student, Professor, or Staff
  • Enter your first and last name and your email address, and choose a password.  
  • Click Create to complete registration and create your WSJ subscription.
  • Once you have an account you can go directly to:

NOTE:  Student members accounts stay active until their graduation dates.  Faculty and staff need to validate their memberships once a year from 

Membership Benefits

You can use your school-sponsored WSJ membership to:

  • Get unlimited access to, WSJ mobile apps, curated newsletters and podcasts
  • Advance your career with curated articles on job preparation, finance tips, career insights and expert advice through WSJ’s student hub,
  • Have the opportunity to be published on through the newsroom’s Young Audiences call for submissions on WSJ Opinion’s Future View Series
  • Seamlessly integrate content into your courses with custom professor tools and resources, such as WSJ Context
  • Explore an exclusive selection of events, offers and experiences with WSJ+

Frequently-Asked Questions

I already have a paid personal subscription and want to switch to the Academic Pass version. What do I do?

WSJ does not allow 2 simultaneous subscriptions for the same user.  You can cancel your existing subscription and then go through the activation process.  Call Customer Service to cancel at 1-800-348-3555 or email .  Provide your paid WSJ information (e.g. First and Last Name and email address associated with your account).   

What content does the WSJ site license include?

Archival coverage includes the last 4 years on a rolling basis.

What about mobile and tablet apps?

The WSJ site license includes access to smartphone and tablet apps. Search for “Wall Street Journal” in your app store.