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Elliott Tower
General information
Type Carillon
Location Auburn Hills, Michigan (Between the Oakland Center, Kresge Library, and O'Dowd Hall)
Coordinates 42°40′25″N 83°12′57″W / 42.67361°N 83.21583°W / 42.67361; -83.21583
Named for Hugh and Nancy Elliott
Completed 2014
Owner Oakland University
Other dimensions 49 bells in the carillon
Design and construction
Architect Niagara Murano

Elliott Tower is a carillon tower on the campus of Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan, completed in 2014.


In late 2012, Hugh and Nancy Elliott, longtime donors to Oakland University and after whom the school's Business and Informational Technology building is named, made another donation to the university to be used for the construction of a carillon tower.

Groundbreaking occurred on April 19, 2013, with the dedication ceremony held on September 19, 2014. The 151-foot tower was planned to be the main campus's centerpiece. A water fountain, a garden, and decorative landscaping have been added at the tower's base.

Summer Carillon Concert Series

Beginning in 2015, Oakland University established the tradition of carillon recitals occurring on six Fridays during the summer. The inaugural series included recitals by Olesya Rostovskaya, among others.

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