Barack Obama and Michelle help Malia as she moves into Harvard University dorm (PHOTOS)

Malia Obama, 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.

That was due in large part to their timing, with the Obamas electing to get everything moved and Malia settled into her new digs during the solar eclipse.

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.

She was not looking to make a scene however, and when approached by one reporter from the Boston Globe and asked if she would be willing to speak with him she politely declined by saying "I can't" and shook his hand.

And most of the students and parents showed no special interest in the famous student, something that Harvard has prided itself on in the past when welcoming the likes of Natalie Portman to their campus.

Malia will not be the only big name on campus either, with 'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi set to start classes a little later in the year.

A few students posted snaps of Malia to social media on Tuesday, including one young woman who could not contain her excitement when her father sent a picture of her brother chatting with the former first daughter.

'My brother and Malia are about to be besties,' wrote Robin Daggers, whose younger brother is attending Harvard on a full scholarship.

She also included the photo her father sent of Malia and her brother chatting in front of the dorm.

That was then followed up with another tweet from Robin, who wrote: 'Obama is about to start inviting my family on family vacations. He's going to let me call him Barack.’

Both tweets seemed to be in good fun but quickly gained a massive amount of attention due to her father's picture of Malia, and as a result Robin deleted them both from the social media site.

She then tweeted: 'So that picture blew up and it was not supposed to.'


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