Belltower

Sep 10, 2019  |  Think and Do the Extraordinary

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.

Jun 18, 2019

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.

Jun 11, 2019

Ringing True

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.

Jun 4, 2019

A Legend in Stone

The Belltower stands as an iconic symbol of NC State's past, present and future. Read more about the history of the Belltower, the completion project and the philanthropy supporting it, and the extraordinary memories made at this beloved site.

May 31, 2019

Ringing True

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.

May 28, 2019

A Century in the Making

After nearly a century, the Memorial Belltower’s bells are on the way, part of a completion and restoration project that will launch this fall and is made possible by the generosity of Bill (’81) and Frances Henry.

May 28, 2019

Celebrate the Belltower

Built to honor the alumni killed in World War I, the Memorial Belltower has become a symbol of inspiration and a centerpiece for the Wolfpack community. Now, we’re calling on you to celebrate its next milestone by sharing photos and memories from every era and occasion before May 31.

May 20, 2019

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.

Nov 21, 2017

An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower

An extraordinary gift from Bill and Frances Henry will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 55 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.