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The Carolina experiences of more than 1,000 UNC seniors reached new heights April 21 as they ascended 128 steps above campus for the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb, hosted by the UNC General Alumni Association.

The Carolina experiences of more than 1,000 seniors reached new heights April 21 as they ascended 128 steps above campus for the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb.

Hosted by the UNC General Alumni Association, the traditional climb “creates a special memory for the last week of classes for seniors,” said C. Hawkins, manager of student engagement at the UNC GAA and senior class adviser.

Throughout the years the bell tower climb has become a Carolina tradition; nearly 1,700 students make the ascent each April.

Seniors waited in line for several hours for their chance to climb the 172 feet to the top of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower and sign their names on the bricks inside.

“Probably the number one thing people think about doing their senior year is climbing the bell tower,” Hawkins said. “This is a good time for seniors.”

Take a speedy look at this year’s event…