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The Battalion May 4, 2024

GALLERY: 2021 Elephant Walk

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Photo by Abbey Santoro

Head Yell Leader Keller Cox welcomes the Class of 2021 to Elephant Walk. 

The Class of 2021 participated in Elephant Walk beginning at 6:21 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Elephant Walk began in three locations to allow for a safe in-person experience. The three routes included main campus, north campus and west campus with each route ending at the E. King Gill statue. The three routes came together for a yell practice in Kyle Field. A tradition dating back to 1926, Elephant Walk gives seniors the opportunity to reflect on their time in Aggieland. 

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  • The Parsons Mounted Calvary prepares to fire the cannon on the Quad. 

  • The Parsons Mounted Calvary fires the cannon, signifying the beginning of Elephant Walk. 

  • Elephant Walk, an event that traditionally takes place in November, was pushed to April with the hope of providing a safer in-person experience. 

  • Students walk off of the Quad and make their way towards their first stop. 

  • Senior cadets from Company S-1 participated in the 2021 Elephant walk. 

  • Cadets from the Company F-1 Corps Brass Company proudly Gig ‘Em during Elephant Walk. 

  • The Class of 2021 gathered in Academic Plaza for a moment of silence in honor of their twelve peers who passed away. 

  • The Class of 2021 answered ‘Here’ after each name of their classmates that have passed were called. 

  • This year, Elephant Walk had three routes for students to choose from, including main campus, north campus and west campus. 

  • Cadets from B-Company walk towards the Fish Pond after making a stop at Academic Plaza. 

  • The Fish Pond served as the second stop for the Class of 2021 during Elephant Walk where students had the opportunity to reflect on their time in Aggieland. 

  • The Company G-1 Ramblin’ Rogues celebrate Elephant Walk by putting the “horns down.”

  • The Class of 2021 heard from Richard Bowen Loftin Class of 1971, who served as the 24th president of Texas A&M University. 

  • The Class of 2021 gathered to hear a few words from former university president, Richard Bowden Loftin. 

  • Seniors made their way over to the E. King Gill Statue. 

  • Elephant Walk is one of the oldest traditions at Texas A&M, beginning in 1926. 

  • Senior Yell Leaders, Jacob Huffman and Keller Cox prepare to welcome the Class of 2021. 

  • Senior Yell Leaders Jacob HuffmanKeller Cox and Weston Porter take a picture with members of the Texas A&M Class Councils. 

  • Seniors make their way into Kyle Field for a yell practice. 

  • Head Yell Leader Keller Cox leads the Class of 2021 in a Fightin’ Texas Aggie yell practice. 

  • Senior Yell Leader Weston Porter helps lead yell practice as rain begins to fall in Kyle Field. 

  • The Class of 2021 prepares to “hump it” during the Elephant Walk yell practice. 

  • The Class of 2021 Whoops at the conclusion of yell practice. 

  • The senior yell leaders near their last times leading yells in Kyle Field. 

  • 2021 Elephant Walk will mark one of the Class of 2021’s last times in Kyle Field. 

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