What's New in the Tower

January - Happy New Year from the Cornell Chimesmasters! Our students are on a well-deserved winter break. Concerts will be infrequent until the spring semester resumes on February 8, 2021.

Sorry, the tower will be closed to all visitors this year but we still want to take your requests! Use our Music Request Form to submit your song request. If selected, we will notify you when we plan to play your song.

More information about Cornell and COVID-19.


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.