Former first daughter Sasha Obama is reportedly set to start college at the University of Michigan next week.
The Detroit News reports that the 18-year-old younger daughter of former President Barack and Michelle Obama was spotted on campus attending freshman orientation this summer and is back again this week with Secret Service agents.
While neither the school nor a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama would comment on her enrollment, several students talked about seeing her ahead of the start of fall term next Tuesday.
Welcome, freshman! Former first daughter Sasha Obama (pictured with her prom date) is reportedly set to start college at the University of Michigan next week
Out and about: The 18-year-old has been spotted by several other students on campus
Midwest girl: The Big Ten school is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sasha has been spotted twice on campus, the first time being earlier this summer for orientation.
Now students have seen her once again during freshmen move-in, which is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday of this week.
She was seen accompanied by men who appeared to be her Secret Service detail.
‘I was walking by pushing a vacuum and she walked out right in front of me,’ third-year film student Zach Lassen said, ‘I said, “Excuse me.” It was a crowded hallway with her and some Secret Service dudes.’
Another student saw Sasha near the undergraduate library.
The Obamas have not publicly announced Sasha’s college plans, and University of Michigan spokesman Rick Fitzgerald also declined to confirm that she was a student there to The Detroit News.
‘We cannot confirm the enrollment of any student. Classes do not start until next week, and we are weeks away from official enrollment information,’ he said.
Private: Sasha (pictured right) and her family haven’t confirmed her enrollment
Branching out: Sasha (pictured center in 2005) opted not to take a gap year like her big sister
Sasha’s choice to attend a Big Ten School — and to enroll in the fall following her high school graduation — sets her apart from big sister Malia, 21.
Her own business: The 18-year-old has kept to herself since her father left the White House
Malia took a gap year before college, spending time interning before starting at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts the following fall.
She is now going into her junior year at the Ivy League institution.
The young women’s parents also attended Ivy League schools, though not exclusively.
Former President Barack, 58, first attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, California for two years before transferring to Columbia University in New York City for his junior and senior years.
After graduating with a degree in political science with a specialty in international relations and in English literature in 1983, he worked for several years — before heading back to law school at Harvard.
Mom Michelle, 55, graduated cum laude from Princeton University in New Jersey in 1985 with a degree in sociology and a minor in African-American studies.
She then got her law degree from Harvard in 1988, graduating just before her future husband enrolled.
Protected: Sasha was reportedly seen with Secret Service agents on campus this week
Big sister Malia took a gap year before going to Harvard University (pictured on campus in 2017)
Famous Michigan alumni include Madonna and Darren Criss
While Michigan isn’t an Ivy League school, it’s certainly one of the best colleges in the country.
Sasha also joins several other famous alumni who attended the Midwestern institution, including Google co-founder Larry Page and playwright Arthur Miller.
Celebrities to attend also include actors Madonna, Gilda Radner, James Earl Jones, and Darren Criss.
There have been notable sports stars, too, including Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL’s Desmond Howard, Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, NBA All-Star Chris Webber, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
Countless politicians have also graduated from the school, including former President Gerald Ford and presidents and prime ministers of Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Peru, and Italy.
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, both Trump appointees, also attended.
Proud parents: Sasha is pictured with her parents in 2016
Michelle seems to be particularly prepared for her youngest child to start school — and to be an empty nester.
This month, she released a trailer for an upcoming YouTube series called A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College, which will be a ‘crash course on how to succeed in the month ahead.’
‘When my dad dropped me off at college, I remember feeling overwhelmed and I have a feeling that some of you might know what I’m talking about,’ she says in the teaser.
The series, which will debut September 4 and is in partnership with YouTube Originals and NowThis, will tackle
‘They’re going to teach you everything from how to manage your time and money to the importance of finding a mentor and peers to help you along the way,’ she said.
Most importantly it’ll help you take advantage of all those skills you’ve gained by overcoming obstacles on your path to today. I can’t wait to see what you do in the years ahead.’