Walking on campus, it’s nearly impossible to miss seeing or hearing the Bell Tower. Standing tall at 172 feet, its notable bells can be heard throughout campus and occasionally ring "Hark the Sound."
Every year, members of the senior class have the opportunity to climb the Bell Tower and inscribe their names on the inner bricks. On Wednesday, members of the Class of 2018 had the opportunity to participate in this annual event.
Blessed with a quintessential Carolina spring day, seniors waited in line with sunny blue skies and a comfortable high of 83 degrees. But it wasn’t a quick line — students waited for over two hours. The only other option to avoid this was to become a General Alumni Association member and buy a fast pass ticket.
Many that chose to wait in the line felt it was worth it. Whether it was because of tradition or leaving their mark on the University, the wait was minuscule compared to the benefits of the climb.