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The Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory is located inside the Gryffindor Tower and is where the male Gryffindor students go to sleep at night. Every dorm room is equipped with a centrally-located stove and each student gets their own four poster bed, flanked by a set of windows and space for storing personal belongings. On the window sill, a water jug is placed, in case any of the students should feel the need for a drink in the middle of the night.[1]

Background

1895

In Albus Dumbledore's fourth year at Hogwarts, he set fire to the curtains in this dormitory: whether this was accidental or intentional is uncertain. He claimed it was accidental, though he also stated that he hated them, so this statement is questionable.[2]

1991-1992

Starting in 1991: Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan shared this dormitory when they started their education at Hogwarts.

1992-1993

At the start of the first term in 1992, after Harry and Ron crashed their flying car, they were greeted with applause from the other three boys upon entering the dormitory. Later in the year, Ginny Weasley broke in to steal back Tom Riddle's diary, which she saw had fallen into Harry's possession after she threw it at a ghost in the bathroom. She ransacked Harry's bed, leaving it in a ruined state once she found the diary and heard Neville coming up the stairs, which forced Ginny to flee before she was caught.

1993-1994

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At the start of term 1993, Harry and Ron joined the other three boys in a game which they would eat presumably bewitched sweets and they would each make different animal noises. Later in the year, Sirius Black broke in to search for Peter Pettigrew, who was disguised as a rat whom Ron kept as a pet named Scabbers. He slashed open Ron's curtains, awakening him and causing him to scream, which forced Black to flee before he was caught. Peeves, the poltergeist, also entered this year in order to annoy Harry before a Quidditch practise.

1994-1995

This year would be a rather tense one, as Harry had been chosen as a champion in the Triwizard Tournament: whilst Neville, Dean and Seamus were mostly supportive of him, Ron would not speak to him until after the first task was finished.

1995-1996

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Like the last, this school year would also be quite stressed, although this time it was Seamus who was fighting with Harry while Ron and Neville supported the latter. Dean kept neutral in this incident as while he believed Harry, he also did not want to jeopardise his friendship with Seamus. This year, Harry and the Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, were being slandered by the Daily Prophet, a wizarding newspaper, for spreading the news that Voldemort had returned.

1996-1997

This was the final year all five boys would share the dormitory together: thereafter, Harry and Ron would be searching for Horcruxes, Dean would be a fugitive, while Seamus and Neville would spend only part of the next year here before moving to the Room of Requirement to hide from their teachers.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • Although boys cannot enter the girls' dormitory, the opposite doesn't hold true: girls such as Hermione Granger have access to this room.
  • In Pottermore, a wooden sign outside the dormitory says "First Years" before one enters it: this is during their first year. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets says ...[they] reached the door of their old dormitory..., meaning that the students keep their dormitories their seven years[4]. This could mean either that the sign is magically able to change, or that the sign is changed every year.

Appearances

Notes and references


Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the seventh floor

Attic · Bean Challenge rooms · Classroom 7A · Classroom 7B · Classroom 7C · Dark Tower topmost cell · Disused bathroom · Divination Classroom · Fat Lady's Corridor · Filius Flitwick's office · Grumpy Staircase · Gryffindor Tower reading room · Gryffindor girls' staircase · Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory · Hall of Hexes · Knights' Room · North Wing · Porticus Olidus · Pungent Passage · Room of Requirement · Runic Corridor · Seventh Floor Corridor · Sybill Trelawney's office · Divination corridor · Staircase to the seventh-floor corridor

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the seventh floor

Barnabas the Barmy · Bridget Wenlock · Sir Cadogan · Caged monkey · Edward Rabnott · Elephant · Elizabeth Burke · Fat Lady · Flowering almond trees · George von Rheticus · Giraffe · Godric Gryffindor · Healers · Hippopotamus · Journeying wizards · Lachlan the Lanky · Mother and baby · Oraclitus Spheer · Staring Portrait · Three young ladies · Tiger · Two lovers in a graveyard · Valeria Myriadd · Wailing Egyptians · Witch flying to the moon · Wizard in black flowing robes · Wizard in blue · Wizard with a broomstick · Wolfhound


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