UC Berkeley has decided to close Sather Tower indefinitely due to COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order.
Please visit our Virtual Engagements page to register for a Virtual Visit – over Zoom! We offer visits in English & Spanish, student panels, and engineering-specific visits.
We look forward to opening up the campus soon.
Sather Tower (1914), known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley's most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. An elevator ride to the observation platform at the 200-foot level provides visitors with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area and of the campus. Sather Tower, named after campus benefactor Jane Sather, was modeled after the tower that stands in the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. The Campanile houses a 61-bell carillon. There are 38 stairs from the top of the elevator up to the observation platform. The observation platform of this historical landmark is not wheelchair accessible.