The oldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama moved into her Harvard University dormitory on Monday afternoon, one day before her fellow students began arriving with their parents.
The family was joined by members of the Secret Service as they pulled up to Malia’s new residence in a two-SUV envoy, managing to avoid detection despite the thousands of people around the campus and in Cambridge.
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Then it was time to say goodbye, which did not look easy for the parents of the 19-year-old freshman.
Barack and Michelle had their sunglasses on long before they exited Malia’s dorm and kept their faces looking down as they rushed into their SUV, leaving their daughter behind to start her new life at dad’s alma mater.
Barack has made no secret in the past about how emotional he gets at these moments, also crying when daughter Malia graduated high school back in June of 2016.
He was even brought to tears in September 2015 during a speech in Michigan while recounting sending Malia off to her first day of senior year, revealing he choked up when his daughter told him: ‘Daddy, you know, you realize this is probably going to be the last time that you ever send me off for my first day of school.’
Barack has also admitted that when he does cry, he immediately puts on his sunglasses.
Malia did not let her early check in stop her from being social however, and on Tuesday she headed out to stand with her fellow dorm residents as they got to know one another.
For her big college debut Malia put on some very stylish and fancy threads, opting for a $275 top by Alexander Wang which she paired with a black baby doll dress and white sneakers.