A Legend in Stone

Nearly 100 years ago, under the leadership of a group of NC State alumni, the cornerstone was laid for the Memorial Belltower. While the past century has seen starts and stops in construction, the meaning behind the structure has never changed. The Belltower honors the alumni who died as a result of military service in World War I. It stands as one of our most hallowed places – an iconic symbol of our university and a meaningful part of our past, present and future.

In the fall of 2019, a project will begin to restore the Belltower to full glory after decades of water damage. The surrounding space will be renovated into Henry Square and, at long last, the speakers in the tower’s belfry will be replaced by a full carillon of bells.

Throughout the coming months, follow along here as we share more about the history of the Belltower, the completion project and the philanthropy supporting it, and the extraordinary memories our students, alumni, faculty and staff have made at this beloved site.