For many former students, the sight of a blue (or green) examination book might cause stomachs to churn and bring back memories of frantic essay writing and cramped hands. With the permission of some good-natured UVA students and faculty, we’ve captured moments from final exams, from an an essay spilling over to the back cover to an exhausted parting note to a professor.

Penmanship Award

The Dramatic Exit

The Overachiever

The Apologist

The Apologist 2

The Mad Dash