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Tom Gurin playing the Memorial Belltower carillon

May 24, 2021

Ring Those Bells: A Carillon Q&A

Learn more about NC State’s new 55-bell carillon — and carillons in general — from the first person to play it, carillonneur Tom Gurin. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson and the Henry family cut the ribbon dedicating the Henry Square and reopening the Memorial Belltower.

May 24, 2021

A Hundred Years and a Thousand Words

Photos of the Memorial Belltower’s reopening and the dedication of Henry Square help tell the story of this Hallowed Place on NC State’s campus. 

The Memorial Belltower as seen from behind some trees

May 11, 2021

The Legend in Stone

The Memorial Belltower is one of NC State’s best known symbols and among its most Hallowed Places. But how much do you really know about its extraordinary story? 

close up of small bells in the belfry

May 10, 2021

The First Five

As we celebrate the dedication of Henry Square and reopening of the Memorial Belltower, learn more about the first five bells cast and their donors through first-person accounts and family memories. 

marching cadets reunite to see their bell

May 10, 2021

Marching Into History

For NC State’s Marching Cadet Fraternity, the Memorial Belltower is an abiding reminder of those who serve and have served. Now, through the Cadets’ special bell, the fraternity’s contributions to the university will ring out for others to hear far into the future. 

The Shrine Room plaque in the Memorial Belltower

May 10, 2021

A Sacred Event in a Shining New Shrine Room

Renovations to the Memorial Belltower made last December’s ROTC gold bar ceremony one of the program’s most memorable. 

Apr 27, 2021

Has Your (Belltower) Story Been Tolled?

The Memorial Belltower is one of NC State’s most Hallowed Places, a reminder of the Wolfpack that has roamed these bricks for decades, and the Pack that will follow long into the future. Originally built to honor the alumni killed in World War I and now honoring everyone who has served and sacrificed in the military,… 

The Belltower as seen from Holladay Hall

Apr 20, 2021

Bygone Days at the Belltower

These photos of the Memorial Belltower, taken before its recent renovations, show its importance to NC State — then as always. 

The Shrine Room plaque in the Memorial Belltower

Jan 5, 2021

A Sacred Event in a Shining New Shrine Room

Renovations to the Memorial Belltower made last December’s ROTC gold bar ceremony one of the program’s most memorable. 

close up of the metal beams holding the bells together

Nov 17, 2020

Timeless, With a Modern Touch

About 15 months ago, a construction fence went up around NC State’s Memorial Belltower. Now, the restoration and completion of this Hallowed Place — built to honor alumni lost in World War I, and a symbol and rallying point for the university — is almost finished.