President Claire E. Sterk leads the 2017 Candlelight Crossover.
Students cross the Emory bridge holding candles over Houston Mill Road to the Miller-Ward Alumni House.
Students cross the Emory bridge holding candles over Houston Mill Road to the Miller-Ward Alumni House.
Students hold candles as they cross the Emory bridge.
Students take a selfie as they cross the Emory bridge.
Students hold candles as they cross the Emory bridge.
Students take a selfie as they cross the Emory bridge.
Students perform at the 2017 Coca-Cola Toast.
President Claire E. Sterk toasts the Class of 2017 with a Coca-Cola in hand.
Students raise a Coca-Cola for the Class of 2017.
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Photos: Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover

May 8, 2017

Undergraduates in the Class of 2017 gathered May 4 for the Candlelight Crossover, a treasured Emory tradition marking their transition from students to alumni.

Following Class Day in Glenn Memorial Auditorium, students gathered for a reception at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, concluding with a Coca-Cola Toast led by Emory President Claire E. Sterk and religion professor Bobbi Patterson, similar to the toast that welcomed them to campus four years ago.

Holding candles, students then crossed the Emory bridge over Houston Mill Road to the Miller-Ward Alumni House, where they were welcomed into the family of Emory alumni.

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