01/17/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Potter Has Its Share Of College Fans

The trash talk was starting.

"I challenge anyone to beat me," an online post taunted.

Washington University students are quite competitive when it comes to academics, Jessica Goldberg, a sophomore from New York, noted.

But the competition is in good fun this week because grades aren't the goal. Rather, undergraduates are using the next Harry Potter movie to show off their trivia knowledge, build spirit among dorm dwellers and celebrate something they've all grown up with.