Eighth Year

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Harry Potter works taking place during Hogwarts "Eighth Year” are set shortly after the Battle of Hogwarts when the school re-opens and Harry Potter and other characters return to complete their education. This genre is often combined with tropes such as Roommates AU, First time (genre), awakening of one’s sexuality and party games. Creators often have the Eighth Years sharing accommodations together, irrespective of their previous Sorting, in order to explore themes of unity between the Houses. Although many Hogwarts Eighth Year works tend to be mainly fluffy, creators sometimes explore mental health issues and PTSD, especially in recent years.

The combination of the beloved school setting with the fact that the characters are of age and, therefore, can indulge in sexual activity and drinking makes it a very popular era for the Harry Potter and, particularly, the Drarry fandom.

Example Fanworks

There are over four thousand works tagged “Hogwarts Eighth Year” on Archive of our Own, three quarters of which are Drarry works.