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Reese Witherspoon makes surprise visit to her old Stanford dorm room

The actress returned to Stanford to speak to students of the university's Graduate School of Business, and decided to swing by her old dorm room.
/ Source: TODAY

Reese Witherspoon returned to her old Stanford stomping grounds late last week to speak to the students of the university's Graduate School of Business, but the "Legally Blonde" actress couldn't resist making a stop at her old dorm room.

Witherspoon, who attended Stanford in the mid-1990s, surprised the dorm room's current resident, a student named Caitlyn, who was gracious enough to let the actress in.

Witherspoon, 41, shared a photo of her trip down memory lane on her Instagram account Saturday.

"While re-visiting @Stanford, I popped by my old dorm room...and met its newest tenant, Caitlyn!" Witherspoon captioned a photo of her and Caitlyn in the room. "She was so nice; she even welcomed me in! #LoveSurprises #Stanford #FearTheTree."

In the background of the photo, another student is hard at work on a computer — perhaps unaware that the Oscar-winning actress was hanging out in the dorm room across the hall?

Witherspoon studied English literature at Stanford before leaving to pursue her acting career. It's safe to say things worked out for her.

Back in June 2016, the actress shared a throwback photo of herself in college.

"TBT to the good ol' days (aka #CollegeYears)," Witherspoon captioned the cute pic.

The "Big Little Lies" star was back at Stanford last week to take part in the college's View From the Top speaker series, in which famous and well-respected members of the community share advice and lessons learned with the school's current students. Stanford Graduate School of Business shared a photo of Witherspoon during her session on its own Instagram on Friday, and stated that Witherspoon advised students to seek out new challenges.

"You're the one responsible for your own path, so throw yourself at it," Witherspoon said during her chat.

On Twitter, Witherspoon thanked the college for having her, and gave more advice to the students.

"Thank you @StanfordBusiness for having me yesterday," she tweeted on Friday. "All you bright minds, keep studying hard and dreaming big."

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