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08/28/2014 11:26 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2014

Women's Colleges Welcome the Class of 2018

As colleges around the country greet their first-year students, it's time to welcome the Class of 2018 and what a fantastic class it is. Going from a high school senior to a first-year college student is pretty darn exciting.

I'm especially excited for women's colleges as they welcome their first-year students to campus. This diverse group of young women is sure to provide me with lots to blog about as I start my second year as a Huffington Post Blogger.

I hope you enjoy the collection of welcome videos I've included today.

Video Caption: This first video is from Hollins University; and in it you'll see film major and SGA President, Georden West welcoming the Class of 2018 and their families. You'll also hear from first-year students as they share what most excites them about Hollins. Students in the class of 2018 come from 26 states and 8 countries. Hollins University is located in Roanoke, Virginia.

Video Caption: The next video is from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Watch as the college zealously welcomes new students on move-in day. The Class of 2018 comprises young women from 18 states and 17 countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, South Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Russia, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Video Caption: Wellesley College's video, entitled "First Day," is where you'll meet new students and their families as they share their excitement and dreams. Welcome home first years! This year the incoming class at Wellesley comes from 44 states plus the District of Columbia and 29 countries. Wellesley College is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Video Caption: A warm and enthusiastic welcome is what you'll experience in this video from Douglass Residential College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Watch current students and college administration members welcome the Class of 2018, a class that hails from around the country and around the world.

Video Caption: The new president of Smith College, Kathleen McCartney, offers a heart-felt welcome to the new Smithies as she encourages these young women to take advantage of all that the college offers. These first-year students come from across the U.S. and around the world. Smith College is located in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Welcome Class of 2018! Relish your time as a college student and take part in the rich college experience your women's college provides. You've been handed the keys to the kingdom, so enjoy and appreciate this wonderful opportunity! Memories created during these years will last forever.