It takes eight semesters to make it to the top of the Bell Tower to sign your name to a brick.
Seniors stood in line for hours Tuesday for the chance to take part in the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb. The climb is one of the many Senior Week events organized by the General Alumni Association to celebrate seniors' last five days of classes.
"It was really cool to see UNC from a different perspective," said senior Emma Seagle.
Seagle, along with seniors Kelly McDermott and Olivia Bagley, said she climbed the Bell Tower purely for the experience.
"Feeling honored as a senior, I think, is really cool," Seagle said.
Elementary Education Major Laura Davis said climbing the Bell Tower is a senior tradition unlike any other.
"It's one of the cool perks that seniors have and a way to leave your name and your legacy," she said. "It's just cool to be up there."
Chancellor Carol Folt stopped by to extend congratulations to the seniors in line and take her first climb up the Bell Tower alongside them.
"The best thing about this is seeing all the seniors' faces," she said. "They're carrying this amazing tradition with them and they are certainly going to remember it and bring it back when they come back to Carolina."