Ceremony set for new bell tower unveiling

The Troubadour | 10/02/2023

chapel bell tower under construction

A ceremony to mark the completion of the new bell tower is scheduled for Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. All members of the SFU community are invited to gather in the courtyard near Saint Francis Hall for this event. During the ceremony, the bell and tower will be blessed and the bell will toll for the first time.

Ava Dzurenda, Features Editor for The Troubadour, published an insightful look into the significance of bells on campus and the journey that brought this particular bell to its new home. Ava is a junior Exercise Physiology and Science Writing double major with a minor in Communications. She is from White Oak, Pennsylvania.

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