Visiting the Campanile

Photo by Keegan Houser

Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile, is one of UC Berkeley’s most beloved and well-known symbols. Visible for miles, the Campanile is the third-tallest bell and clock-tower in the world, and an integral part of the campus experience. Get a spectacular, sprawling view of the Bay Area from the observation platform. Enjoy three daily carillon concerts. Lounge on the historic esplanade and enjoy the shade of the stone giant. The Campanile is truly not to be missed.

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

UC Berkeley has decided to close Sather Tower indefinitely.

In response to COVID-19, we currently have a shelter-in-place order. Please continually check this website and UC Berkeley’s COVID-19 website which is frequently updated with information and resources.

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 our campus soon.

Hours – Closed until further notice

Price – no cash accepted

  • General admission (18-64 years): TBA
  • Seniors (65+ years): TBA
  • Cal Alumni Association Members with ID: TBA
  • Youth (3-17 years): TBA
  • Youth (2 and under): Free
  • UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff with Cal ID: Free


The observation platform is not wheelchair accessible, as there are 38 steps from the top of the elevator to the observation platform. The Campanile esplanade and lobby displays are accessible by wheelchair.


Backpacks, large bags, large items, food, and drink are not permitted on the observation platform. Service animals only.