What's New in the Tower

June - Welcome to McGraw Tower and the Cornell Chimes! We are so pleased to open the tower to visitors. The tower door opens 5-10 minutes before the scheduled concert time and closes midway through the concert. On occasion a reservation may be required which will be noted on our concert schedule. With most of our chimesmasters away from Ithaca for the summer, concerts will be intermittent, we will continue to update our schedule throughout the summer.

Masks are required in the tower at all times.

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The Cornell Chimes are the university's oldest musical tradition, and one of the most frequently played set of bells on any American college campus. 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.