Happy First Day Of School, Hogwarts Students!

James Sirius Potter, Harry Potter's oldest son, headed to Hogwarts yesterday for his first day of school in the Wizarding World. While we wait for our acceptance letter that got lost in the mail, we can only imagine the magical first day our fellow wizards are having. This is how we picture your first day at Hogwarts would play out if you were lucky enough to get accepted.

You wave goodbye to your parents before you make your way through Platform 9 and 3/4 and all you can think about is sweet freedom! But then you remember you won't have your mom around to basically do everything for you. You're a wizard though, so you'll be fine.

Woman delivering candy on the Hogwarts Express.

As soon as you take your seat on the Hogwarts Express, the candy cart comes by. You spend all your allowance on six of every candy on the cart. #NoRegretsBefore you can finish your chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, the train comes to a stop in a random forest. You and your classmates are then led by the Keeper of Keys down a shady path where you hop into boats that will take you directly to Hogwarts. You're almost there!


The Sorting Hat from Harry Potter is sitting on display at Hogwarts.

After what seems like the longest boat ride EVER, you finally make it to Hogwarts. But don't get too comfortable because now it is time to be sorted into a house by the Sorting Hat (dun dun DUN).

The Sorting Hat has some trouble deciding just which house you belong to. Ultimately, you are sorted into the house you knew you were destined to be a part of — YAY!

Now it's time to get to know your housemates, so you head over to the tables and immediately introduce yourself. Look at you, already making friends on the first day!

While you're eating some delicious food and making conversation with your housemates, a ghost floats by and you choke on your chicken. You're told that ghosts roam the halls of Hogwarts on the regular, but they're totally chill so you have nothing to worry about.

However, the upperclassmen in your house decide it will be fun to tell you all about the real beasts you need to watch out for, which leaves you shaking in your robe. It's not like you were planning on sleeping tonight anyways. On the bright side, you don't have to worry about Voldemort anymore.

After dinner, you are treated to a quick tour of Hogwarts by an upperclassman from your house. You see a pair of ghosts float through the hall and your curiosity leads you astray. The ghosts disappear and you realize you have lost your group. Nevermind them, you have stumbled upon the library and begin exploring.

You're having a wonderful time looking through the thousands of books when you come across a potion book that sparks your interest. You came to Hogwarts to learn how to perfect your wizard skills. Hopefully this book will do the trick.

You're reading through all the potions when you feel a tap on your shoulder. You look up to find the group you wandered off from standing behind you. They've been trying to find you for hours and aren't very happy. After plenty of apologizing, you are taken to your dorm rooms.

While your roommates head to bed, you continue flipping through the potion book you "borrowed" from the library. Eventually, you fall asleep dreaming about what the future at Hogwarts holds for you.



Attending Hogwarts would be an absolute dream, but then you remember that Hogwarts definitely doesn't have WiFi. So maybe you're better off in the muggle world? We'll let you be the judge of that by weighing the pros and cons of a Hogwarts education.