UC Campanile Open Two Evenings This Week for Sunset Viewing

By Steven Finacom
Monday August 23, 2010 - 09:48:00 PM

The Campanile on the UC Berkeley campus can be a beautiful sight at sunset. The low rays of evening light often turn the white granite shaft a gentle gold. 

The view from the Campanile observation deck at sunset can also be magnificent, but is rarely seen. Usually, entrance to the tower closes at 3:45 on weekdays and 4:45 on weekends.

Two evenings this week, however, the tower will be open for a special sunset viewing opportunity. This is part of Welcome Week, a program of orientations and special events for new students on the UC campus. 

On Tuesday, August 24, and Thursday, August 26, the tower will be open from 7 to 9 pm for sunset viewing. 

Admission is free during those special viewing times, and the general public is welcome. 

Admission to the top of the tower typically costs $2 general, and $1 for seniors, those 17 and under, and California Alumni Association members with ID. Children under 3, UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff with ID are admitted free. 

The Campanile is not wheelchair accessible; there are 38 steps from the top elevator landing to the observation deck. 

See this link for the full Welcome Week Calendar:


and here for information on the Campanile:


or call 510 642-5215.