Students play a heated game of Quidditch on Cross Campus.

Although (most) students don’t take platform nine and three quarters to get to Yale, there is definitely a Harry Potter culture on campus. Every Sunday morning, the Quidditch team practices their golden snitch catching skills right outside of Sterling Memorial Library on Cross Campus! This past weekend, our muggles placed 16th out of 46 schools in the Quidditch World Cup held in New York City’s Dewitt Clinton Park. Check out these photos from their Sunday morning practice!

The Quidditch team playing in front of Sterling Memorial Library.

For more photos and a full report of Yale’s Quidditch team, check out the Yale Daily News article at http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2010/nov/17/schools-flock-to-quidditch…

In addition, here’s the website for the International Quidditch Association: http://www.internationalquidditch.org/

And if you still think I’m kidding, check out the 49-page rulebook for an extensive overview of the mechanics of Quidditch: http://www.internationalquidditch.org/files/IQA_Rulebook_Version_4.0.pdf