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Memorial Belltower

belltower with poppies

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. 

Tom Stafford and Emily Caporali in the Shrine Room

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. 

Aerial shot of belltower

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. 

belltower in rainbow light

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. 

Stafford speaks to tour group in shrine room

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. 

The Memorial Belltower on a spring day.

May 7, 2019

Planning, Pride Help Make the Belltower Picture Perfect

The Belltower is the most photographed NC State landmark, but it can’t take care of itself. Who is responsible for making sure that the university’s iconic symbol is ready for its close-up? 

The Henrys standing in front of a replica of the belltower lit red

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.