What's New in the Tower

November - Welcome to the Cornell Chimes! Sorry, the tower is closed to all visitors (including Cornell students, faculty, and staff members) at this time. Please 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.