Lily boarded the train with her family and friends, and together they all found a near empty carriage. In the carriage was Amy Blaidd, who Lily became firm friends with. Soon after Roxanne Weasley and Alicia Malfoy arrived, the train stopped at Hogwarts. Lily, Roxanne, Alicia and Amy climbed on a boat together, and Lily explained to Amy about Sorting and houses, citing that she wanted to be a Gryffindor, and that she thought Hufflepuffs were stupid.
On her first morning Lily woke up almost the entire Gryffindor girls dormitory with her 'wake-up yell'. She then met new student Latvia Firestone.