Rocking Out. Recent Graduate Took Exams To New Heights

Remote learning means students can study and take their exams virtually -- make that literally -- anywhere. 

Recent graduate Jake Mansfield, BA '21, shared these photos from his senior year in which he paused to take an exam while rock climbing in the New River Gorge in Southern West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains. 

Jake Mansfield BA '21

An experienced rock climber and certified instructor, Mansfield would often do his class work and take exams while out on a pitch; most of the climbs at the New River Gorge are 30-120 feet in height but others are even higher.  Photos below also show Mansfield during his rock climbing trips in the Western United States.

Jake Mansfield BA '21
Jake Mansfield BA '21



POSTED: Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 1:26pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:15pm
Eric Mansfield