Climbing the Bell Tower has become, as The DTH noted April 14, a rite of passage for seniors each spring, with the event being offered for more than 15 years by the UNC General Alumni Association.
This year, the Bell Tower Climb did not go as it has in the past.
The GAA staff sympathizes with seniors who experienced long wait times to make the climb. We apologize for this outcome. We welcome your feedback, and we will use your feedback to improve this experience for future graduating classes.
This year’s Senior Week activities —including Night at Sutton’s, a private show at the Morehead Planetarium and the Last Lecture delivered by Tanner Award-winning chemistry professor Brian Hogan — along with the Bell Tower Climb were intended to celebrate your undergraduate years. We host these events, as well as a Champagne and Dessert Reception, because we believe these days should be filled with joy and with warm memories of this place. We are hopeful that our alumni go forward and can forever tell everyone they meet, “Yes, I graduated from Carolina.”
The GAA regrets that any of these beautiful days were marred in your memory of this place. We hope that your many interactions with us in the future will replace this negative experience.