The Sather Gate Crescent is the main entrance to UC Berkeley. It’s a popular area of flyering and leafleting. You’ll also find this is a great area for performances and demonstrations.|
Sather Tower, known as the Campanile, is an enduring symbol of UC Berkeley. Completed in 1914, it stands 307 feet tall. An elevator ride to the observation platform at the 200-foot-level provides visitors with a fantastic view of not just the campus, but of the entire Bay Area, as well, but keep in mind that there are 38 stairs from the top of the of the elevator to the observation platform, so there is no wheelchair access. The tower houses a 61-bell carillon, with bells ranging from 19 to 10,500 pounds. Carillon concerts take place every day at 7:50 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. Longer concerts are held on Sundays at 2 p.m.
Sather Tower hours:
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sather Tower elevator admission:
$2 for adults over age 18
$1 for seniors
Age 18 and under, free
Berkeley students, faculty, and staff with I.D., free