Malia Obama has officially entered Elle Woods territory.

The 19-year-old eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted with her family as they helped her move into a Harvard University dorm on the college's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts Monday. A passe- by posted a video of the U.S. leader on Facebook.

This will mark Malia's freshman year at the Ivy League school, where classes begin next week, and her major has not been revealed. The former president's daughter had recently spent a gap year traveling and working as an intern at the Weinstein Company film studio, which had followed past stints working on the set of Girls and the Halle Berryseries Extant, and the U.S. Embassy in Spain.

Malia was spotted outdoors Tuesday chatting with a group of other students and sipping water while standing near a brick building as a Run the Jewels song wafted from a nearby speaker system, The Boston Globe reported. Nobody tried to get her attention and no phones came out and she declined an interview while returning a handshake, the newspaper said.

Malia, who is set to graduate in 2021, joins a distinguished line of past famous Harvard students.


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The list includes Natalie Portman, who graduated from the university in 2003 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. The Oscar winner went on to take graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and later worked as a guest lecturer in terrorism and counterterrorism at Columbia University.

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Conan O'Brien graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1985. He obtained bachelor's degrees in literature and history. The name of his thesis was "Literary Progeria in the Works of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor." During his time in school, O'Brien served as the president of the humor publication The Harvard Lampoon.

He went on to become a comedy writer before he became a late-night talk show host. He wrote for shows such as SNL and The Simpsons, which has employed many writers who went to Harvard, which spurred an inside joke about it on the season four episode The Front.

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