Senior Week 2020: Bell Tower Climb – Update Pending

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Wednesday, April 15 (Rain date, April 16) | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower 

In regards to all senior events, we are closely monitoring COVID-19. As we learn more, we will share information with you. In the meantime, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website for updates on how the campus is addressing these challenges.

The UNC General Alumni Association invites all seniors to climb the Bell Tower. This is the most epic senior tradition and is the class of 2020’s chance to see Carolina from the top. Grab your friends and climb. The rain date for this event is April 16.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this event funded? Thanks to dues paid by more than 66,000 GAA members, the GAA is able to open the doors to the Bell Tower so seniors may make the climb during Senior Week. Senior events such as the Bell Tower Climb are not paid for with University funds — that is no student fees, tuition or state appropriations — but are funded 100 percent by GAA member dues.

When will a decision about the rain date be made? If the event needs to be rescheduled due to weather, the senior class marshals and GAA staff will decide 24 hours in advance of the senior Bell Tower Climb. Check your email and social media channels for updates. If cancelled, the climb will be held on Thursday, April 16.

When does the climb end? The line for the climb will close at 4 p.m. Those in line will be permitted to climb the Bell Tower until 6 p.m. At 6 p.m. those still in line will not be permitted to enter the Bell Tower.

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