The journalism student and her friends had just had dinner at a barbecue restaurant and chose to climb the tower as a "rite of passage" before graduating next month, according to staff there.
According to the university, the student climbed the clock tower with some friends.
'He told me some seniors [wanted to go] to the tower to take some pictures and have a good time before graduating, ' he said.
A school spokesman said the tower was off limits to students, "always locked" and that they were looking into whether the lock had been tampered with.
Eventually, she was airlifted out through a window then lowered to the ground to be taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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"There are no words sufficient to describe the loss of someone so young and full of promise - and mere weeks from graduation", Mr McShane wrote in his letter. The university said they will confer a bachelor's degree upon Sydney posthumously, which will present to her parents at the appropriate time.
For many Rose Hill students, the allure of the clock tower has become irresistible.
Gina Vergel, a university spokeswoman, told The Post that the door to the clock tower is always locked and that only facilities and public safety staff should be able to access it.
According to United States media reports, Ms Monfries slipped on her way up the tower's spiral staircase and was found by emergency services at about 3.17am.
Sydney Monfries, 22, died on Sunday after breaking into the Bell Tower at the university's campus with a group of friends in the early hours of the morning. However, according to the Post, the president of Fordham confirmed her death. Some students said the incident happened during a senior student tradition. "I, personally, never heard about that".
The budding journalist, who was due to graduate next month, had completed a string of internships at a news network, InStyle magazine and a public relations company.
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