- „I think I'm falling in love with her. I haven't felt this way about a girl since Kelly”
- —Steve about Celeste
During the first week of classes as California University, Donna becomes burned out of her work which is interfering with her college courses, Donna quits the late-night radio shift leaving David solo. Brenda seeks a job for herself to pay for her college tuition and finds one with her father, but she fails to deliver some important contracts. At a pool party for the college freshmen, Steve decides, but can't bring himself, to break up with Celeste. A jealous Dylan can't deter John Sears from seeing Kelly. Also, Andrea discovers that her residential advisor and admirer, Dan Rubin, is her English professor.
- Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
- Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
- Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
- Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
- Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
- Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
- Brian Austin Green as David Silver
- Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
- Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
- James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
- Matthew Porretta as Dan Rubin
- Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy
- Brooke Theiss as Leslie Sumner
- Paul Johansson as John Sears
- Zachary Throne as Howard
- Jennifer Crystal Foley as Deborah
- Heather Campbell as Jennifer
- Ted Hayden as Dr. Pettey
- Kelly – So, I was sorta hoping we could go to the pool party?
- Dylan – Yeah, right, the Brady Bunch goes to college
- Dylan wants to go to a lecture by a Kerouac-biographer.
- Brenda and David win the Freshman Dance Contest at the pool party
- Kelly cheats on Dylan with John Sears.