Poppies, Flyover to Mark WWI Centenary
Attend a ceremony at the Belltower on Tuesday to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. The plaza will be decorated with thousands of real and artificial red poppies, the internationally recognized symbol of remembrance.
Belltower Event Commemorates End of WWI
A May 1 event marking the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War features a flyover of F-15 fighters, a 21-gun salute and a carpet of poppies. The Belltower ceremony is open to the public.
A Walk Around Campus
Not every step on NC State's campus has to be on a brick sidewalk or plaza. In fact, you can spend an entire day walking the Wake County edges of the university, from Yates Mill County Park to a pasture adjacent to William B. Umstead State Park, and seldom leave NC State property.
Above the Battlefields of World War I
James Allen Higgs Jr., a Raleigh native and two-time engineering graduate of NC State, had a birds-eye view of the battlefields of France during the First World War.
The Names in the Belltower
A total of 34 NC State students and alumni were killed in World War I. Here are the men listed in the chapel of the Belltower and how they died in service to the country.
Celebrate All Things NC State During Red and White Week
The annual Red and White Week leading up to next Saturday's Homecoming football game against Boston College at Carter-Finley will have a slew of activities, from Chancellor Randy Woodson's annual fall address next Friday afternoon to food and beer presentations to free Howling Cow ice cream on Stafford Commons for students.
Belltower Lighting to Honor Faculty
Check out the Belltower next Tuesday evening, when the iconic structure will be illuminated by red floodlights to honor NC State’s outstanding faculty.
Visit some of NC State's hallowed places, from the Belltower to the Brickyard.
Free Concert at the Belltower
Looking for something cultural to do next Saturday? Stop by for a free concert on the grounds of the Belltower.
Belltower Marks Special Occasions
The start of a new semester and fall sports season means main campus will be awash in red more often as the Belltower is illuminated to recognize special occasions.
Belltower Bells to be Unveiled
Come out to the Brickyard Monday afternoon for the unveiling of a set of bells destined for the Belltower.
Putting Bells in the Tower
Alum Matthew Craig Robbins is leading efforts to bring the Belltower designers' vision to life, starting with real bells.
Inside the Belltower
No building evokes the feel of NC State like the Memorial Belltower. Since its completion in 1937, the 115-foot monument to alumni killed in World War I has been the university’s most recognizable symbol and likely the least-explored building on campus. Students, alumni and supporters know it well, but few have been inside the granite belfry. Lately, though, the club of Belltower insiders has grown, thanks to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Stafford.
NC State Honored for Guard, Reserve Support
Along with the iconic Belltower, a memorial to War War I soldiers, and a track record of producing generals, NC State is known for helping employees serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Carillon Played First Time Since 1989
No, you're not losing your mind. That was the alma mater you heard ringing from the top of the Belltower this week. Find out why.