Percy leads the first years across the school to Gryffindor Tower, stopping on the way to yell at Peeves and give the password to the Fat Lady. Harry and Ron then head into their beds in the Gryffindor tower dorm, chatting about the day, and fall asleep.
The Sorting and the Welcome Feast
Harry Potter's name is called to be sorted, leading the whole Great Hall to break out in whispers. The Sorting Hat decides, after Harry asks not to be placed in Slytherin, to put him in Gryffindor, leading to the biggest cheer yet.
The [Sorting] ceremony winds down and [Dumbledore] says "a few words" before officially beginning the feast.
The welcoming feast begins, and while Harry digs in he meets Nearly Headless Nick, hears about Seamus's family and Neville's childhood, and notices a twinge in his [scar] when Snape glares at him from the head table.
As the feast concludes, [Dumbledore] stands up and makes announcements about banned items, the Forbidden Forest, and the [third floor corridor], and finally leads the students in the school song before sending them off to bed.
Chapter 8 - "The Potions Master - In which Harry is pointed out and stared at by everyone in the school as he starts his first week of classes and meets his teachers, visits Hagrid, and learns about the [Gringotts] break-in.
The Start of Harry's First Year
As classes begin, Harry starts learning about Hogwarts, and particularly about the hazards posed by the moving staircases and secret passageways, as well as the ghosts, Peeves, Mr. Filch, and Mrs. Norris.