What's New in the Tower

August - Happy Summer! We are pleased to offer so many concerts this summer for your listening pleasure.

Sorry, the tower is closed to all visitors (including Cornell students) at this time, but we still want to take your requests! Use our Music Request Form to submit your song request.

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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.