Students who had UNC as a back-up to Hogwarts got a chance to leave their Muggle lives for a while and share their love of J.K. Rowling’s magical world.
About 60 students participated in a Harry Potter trivia event Thursday, which included a costume contest.
The event was a part of Carolina Union Activities Board’s second annual Potter Palooza, which will continue with movie screenings on Friday and Saturday in the Union Auditorium.
Senior Jesse Vineyard, CUAB film chairman, coordinated the event.
“We’re just doing this to have fun and promote the movies,” Vineyard said.
“It’s all about putting on events we think students will enjoy and using student fees the best way possible.”
Junior Kelsey King, an English and medieval and early modern studies double major, dressed as Rowena Ravenclaw in a homemade costume.
“I went to the event last year,” King said. “It was really well done.”
To participate in the trivia event, students put their names into the Goblet of Fire.