Michelle Obama led celebrities like Melissa McCarthy, Allison Williams, Carmelo and La La Anthony, and Darren Criss in showing off their school spirit on National College Signing Day.
The first lady hosted the third annual National College Signing Day event at N.Y.C.'s Harlem Armory on Tuesday, where she was joined by more than 4,000 New York high school students who will be making their college selections.
Michelle wore an oversized T-shirt from Princeton – one of her two Ivy League alma maters (the first lady attended both Princeton University and Harvard Law School) – to pose for a picture with some soon-to-be college freshman.
"Happy #CollegeSigningDay! Wear your college gear with pride and show us how you #ReachHigher," she captioned the photo she posted on her Instagram.
She followed up with a photo of herself, her husband, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, proudly wearing shirts from their own alma maters.
That was just the beginning. A slew of celebrities joined Michelle in showing their college pride on National College Signing Day, described by the White House as "a tradition to celebrate students going to college the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities."
On my way to celebrate #CollegeSigningDay in NYC with @MichelleObama, @ReachHigher2020, and @BetterMakeRoom! We're celebrating high school seniors who have selected universities to continue their education, so I've got my @BrownU shirt on in support! Were you accepted to college for the summer or fall? Post a photo of you and your acceptance letter tagged with #CollegeSigningDay + #SigningSelfie + #BetterMakeRoom today to celebrate everything you’ve worked hard to achieve. Those long nights of studying were WORTH IT!!: @dilokritbarose
Of course, the celebrities were there to honor the real stars of the day: the college-bound teens.
As the first lady has said, "If we want to truly lead the world again in terms of young people with a college degree, we should celebrate students going to college the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities. Education should be that important for every single person in this country."