Romantic! Ed Sheeran checks out a COLLEGE party with new girlfriend

He dropped out of school at 16 to focus on his music career, but that doesn't mean Ed Sheeran isn't going to get the full college experience.

The singer spent an evening mastering the delicate art of beer pong at Duke University in North Carolina this week… and documented the whole night on Snapchat.

Ed was in the college town of Chapel Hill to spend some quality time with his rumoured new girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn (sorry ladies).

The old friends met at Thomas High School in Suffolk in their teens, and reconnected on Twitter earlier this year. Cherry now lives in the US full-time while working for Deloitte in New York, after graduating with a Management Studies Master's Degree from Duke last year.

The Suffolk-born beauty is also a champion field hockey player, who has played for Duke's Blue Devils and also for the English Under-21 team.

Ed and Cherry first sparked rumours of a romance last month when they were spotted together at a baseball game in New York, and after making the pilgrimage to North Carolina with her, we reckon the singer is 100% smitten.

Ed and his rumoured flame returned to Cherry's alma mater for a night of boozing and beer pong-ing – though he's definitely not the most skilled player we've ever seen. 

Needless to say, the entire population of Duke University had a meltdown after hearing the Thinking Out Loud singer was on campus:

After their party, the couple headed to a nearby bar and back to a USC frat house, before grabbing some fast food on campus at 3am… as you do.