Throughout the twentieth century, the Bells of Iowa State have sounded across campus. Donated by one of the university's first graduates, the bells initially rang in 1899. Since then, they have become an Iowa State University tradition, remembered with affection by both alumni and campus visitors.
Campanile in summer, 2011
Campanile in spring, 2011
Campanile in winter, 2015
The largest bell weighs 5,484 pounds
Of the 50 bells, the smallest bell weighs 9 pounds
Upcoming Events (Spring 2015)
- Weekday carillon concerts: LIVE Webcast
Twenty-minute concerts are performed at 11:50 am each weekday that classes are in session. For Spring '15, the dates are Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 1 excluding Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and Spring Break (Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20).
MUSIC BY REQUESTS for Friday's concerts: Send Requests
- Lecture: Carillon Superhighway I-35: Performing Arts Productions over Advanced Network
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM --- Campanile Room, Memorial Union
presented by Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation