What's New in the Tower

May - Congratulations and best of luck to our graduating seniors Carey Lau, Linda Li, and Kayla Shames as well as all Cornell graduates. Go class of 2022!

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. Please check our concert schedule for study period, finals, and senior days.

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.