What's New in the Tower

Starting on July 3rd, 2023: The tower will be under construction and will be receiving some tender, loving, and care! However, do not worry too much, as the chimes will still be ringing throughout campus (on a modified and limited schedule). The tower will be an active construction zone, which means it will be closed to the Cornell community and the public. Please visit the library space projects website for information on the construction project. We will plan a re-opening celebration once construction ends and the tower is accessible! 

To request a song to be played, please submit a song request. For a request to be played, we must ensure it is within our copyright licenses. Thus, some songs requests may not be approved.  


Housed in historic McGraw Tower, the 21-bells are played primarily by student chimesmasters. Check the concert schedule for complete concert and special event information.