The Class of 2020 Writes Their Own Story
Rushing the Belltower, participating in Greek life, receiving scholarships to study abroad, cheering on Wolfpack athletics: the class of 2020 shared their most meaningful moments at NC State and reflected on their next steps.
Here’s the Latest: What’s Going on Inside that Belltower Fence?
While most of campus has been quiet, construction has continued on the Memorial Belltower completion and restoration project, at a slow-but-steady pace with adherence to applicable COVID-19 government guidelines.
A Symbol of the Pack
For students and alumni, the ritual of placing class rings inside the Memorial Belltower overnight commemorates hard work and marks a connection to the larger NC State community.
Gels and Liquids and Poultices, Oh My: How the Belltower Got a Little Brighter
If the Memorial Belltower looks different after the removal of scaffolding, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Workers have undertaken a multistep process to pull out dirt and impurities, leaving a visibly brighter, more radiant surface, but this phase is more than cosmetic.
Meet the Tower Team
Dozens of experts are working on the Memorial Belltower's restoration and completion, and many of them are graduates of NC State. Meet some members of the Wolfpack who are helping complete, restore and update the university’s most iconic symbol.
A Vision Coming to Life
The project team restoring and completing NC State's Memorial Belltower at Henry Square has created this conceptual, fly-through visualization. While some small details may change, the beauty and power of the Belltower will ring true through the next century – and beyond.
All in Good Chime
For decades, the NC State community enjoyed regular concerts ringing out across campus from the Memorial Belltower. With a new chapter of Belltower history about to begin, alumni carillonneurs share a few of their favorite memories of playing those concerts as students.
Keep the Faith, Finish the Tower
The Memorial Belltower has a history that is almost hard to believe. Built to honor the NC State alumni killed in World War I, the 115-foot Legend in Stone has always been missing a final piece: real bells. Through countless hours of research and years of effort, several NC State alumni became passionate about finishing NC State’s most iconic symbol as a way to honor those who paid the ultimate price.
Sharing a Key to NC State’s Past
Whether telling surprising stories while leading tours of the Memorial Belltower or unlocking its door for surprise photos, retired vice chancellor Tom Stafford serves as a keeper of the flame of Wolfpack spirit.
Emily Caporali’s Belltower memories began before she ever enrolled at NC State, and though she graduated in 2017, she is still making extraordinary memories at the site – with help from her fiancé Chase Timmons and her longtime friend, retired vice chancellor of student affairs Tom Stafford.