I'm confused as to how this works. Like, how do all seven years fit in to the dormitories, because they never show the dorms for the other years. Do the stairs just continue up or something. Somebody please answer my question.

Henryjh98 14:50, June 9, 2012 (UTC)

I think there's a different room for each year of students. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) (talkcontribs).


Okay, so, first years go into a dormitory, the next year there's a sign saying "second years" (CS5). Following year, it's the same familiar dormitory (PS5). Three years after they start its still "their own" dormitory at the top of the Tower (GF12). That's all fine and dandy; there's nothing wrong with them staying in the same dormitory at the top of the Tower. But if that holds true for every single year, that means there's eight dormitories, because, to use a general example, there's the sorted in: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 years. Each one gets their own dormitory. Then the 1987 sorting and they need a place to stay. So an eighth. And then the 1980 sorting people left and ... Then what? Do the 1988 people get the 1980's dormitory? Or does it switch every seven years? --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 01:07, December 27, 2013 (UTC)

I take it there are seven dormitories, one for each year. At the beginning of the school year, the first years take the dormitory that belonged to the previous year's seventh years. Then, they occupy it for the remainder of their stay at Hogwarts. Then, the year after they graduate, new first years go and occupy that dormitory. At least, that's how I see it, and how it seems to make the most sense to me. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 02:54, December 27, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, now it makes sense :). Thanks for explaining. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 03:01, December 27, 2013 (UTC)