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 through Friday, May 15.

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.

Since in-person campus tours aren’t currently possible, we hope you will take advantage of our self-guided audio tour. While no one is currently allowed to be on our campus due to the coronavirus, you can still dial in and listen to information about us and virtually walk our beautiful grounds.

We look forward to opening up our campus soon.

Hours – Closed until further notice

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00am – 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 4:45pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am – 1:30pm and 3:00 – 4:45pm [carillon concert at 2:00pm]

Upcoming Closures / Reduced Hours

We apologize for the inconvenience. On the first Friday of every month we close early at 2:15pm and every other Wednesday we open late at 11:30am.

  • Closed Until Further Notice


  • General admission (18-64 years): $4 cash / $4.25 credit
  • Seniors (65+ years): $3 cash / $3.25 credit
  • Cal Alumni Association Members with ID: $3 cash / $3.25 credit
  • Youth (3-17 years): $3 cash / $3.25 credit
  • 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.