Climbing the bell tower with the Class of 2018

The Carolina senior class was invited to climb the 128 steps of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower and sign their names on the walls inside.

The Class of 2018 did some redecorating inside the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on April 18,  adding more than 1,000 new names to the tower’s bricks during the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb.

During Senior Week every year, members of the senior class hike up the 128 steps inside the bell tower to sign their name on bricks inside. The UNC General Alumni Association has been hosting the event since 2003.

“It’s so beautiful and it’s so sentimental,” said Stevie Coleman, a Carolina senior. “It’s like the beginning of the end, taking it all in and really just getting to enjoy Carolina’s campus one last time.”