An Emory leader speaks at the Emory Conference Center at the Coca-Cola Toast
Goizueta Business School's Allison Burdette leads the Coca-Cola Toast
Emory students hold up bottles of Coke for the Class of 2018 toast
A large group of students walk across the bridge over Houston Mill Road carrying umbrellas and candles for the Candlelight Crossover
Two young women carrying umbrellas and wearing white dresses hold candles as they cross the bridge
A group of students walk across the bridge with umbrellas
A group of students smile, carrying their candles
A group of students pose under shared umbrellas with their candles and Cokes
A group of students pose under shared umbrellas with their candles and Cokes
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Photos: Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover

May 10, 2018

Undergraduates in the Class of 2018 gathered May 10 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 given by Allison Burdette, professor in the practice of business law in Goizueta Business School — 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 by members of the faculty and staff as well as alumni.

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