First Daughter and spirit animal Malia Obama was spotted near Columbia University just now—for a tour of her father's alma mater, perhaps? Because she toured NYU with her mother this morning!

According to NYU Local, "Our tipster accidentally entered the elevator with the Obamas, who were joined by an admission ambassador and several members of the Secret Service for a private tour of Goddard Hall.They also reportedly visited Weinstein Hall." The tipster added, "Apparently everyone was told that the elevators were ‘shut down’ for the 10 minutes they were in the building… but I knew the truth!"

Then First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha were spotted at Community, a Columbia-area restaurant on Broadway.

Michelle Obama leaving Community. Credit: Elena Caminer

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Malia, a high school junior, reportedly wants to be a filmmaker and toured Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley last year. Obama also said in 2014 at a high school graduation, "I've got to practice, because Malia is graduating in two years. So I'm trying to get used to not choking up and crying and embarrassing her. So this is sort of my trial run here."

Another reason why the First Lady is up at Columbia: Because it's where the future Obama Presidential Library will be. While Chicago is their hometown, Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun-Times offered up his source's claim: "It’s Michelle’s choice where the library and museum will ultimately be located, and she has let her close friends know she wants it to be located in New York."

Update: Malia was spotted with her mom at Barnad College.