5 campus locations that will make you wonder whether you’re at UC Berkeley or Hogwarts

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With an internationally ranked Quidditch team and a highly competitive Harry Potter DeCal complete with a Triwizard Tournament, it’s safe to say that we Golden Bears reserve a special place in our hearts for all things wizard-related. Even our campus seems to reflect the mindset of the Harry Potter generation — it bears some striking similarities to the magical aspects of Harry’s world. We’ve narrowed it down to our top five, but next time you’re on campus, take a look around and see for yourself.

1. Bowles Hall
Our very own Hogwarts Castle.

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2. This eucalyptus grove near VLSB
Instead of enormous spiders and cars that drive themselves, our Forbidden Forest consists of killer squirrels and the occasional crow.

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3. The North Reading Room in Doe Library
There’s just something so “Great Hall” about this place.

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4. Wheeler’s third-floor bathrooms
Weird, we know. But don’t tell us you haven’t tried out your Parseltongue in front of these sinks …

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5. Morrison Reading Room
With the dim lights and small selection of books, this room reminds us of the infamous forbidden section of the Hogwarts library.

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