Napster at University of Rochester

The University of Rochester announced today that they have signed up with Napster to provide digital music downloads to their students:

The 3,700 students living in University of Rochester residence halls will gain free access to Napsters popular Premium music service later this semester, in the first digital music agreement between Napster, a division of Roxio (nasdaq: ROXI), and a private university.


Penn State Univeristy previously announced (and launched) a similar plan based on Napster's subscription service. Under the service, students will be able to stream and download an unlimited number of songs -- though students are unable to transfer or burn the songs unless purchased ($.99/song).

According to one current Rochester student, while iTunes appears to be the predominant student-chosen service on campus, Napster was able to offer the school a set plan for their music service.