College life is seen through the eyes of the "new and improved" Steven Karp, who grew seven inches over summer--going from scrawny high-school nerd to potentially handsome college student. Steven meets his British roommate, Lloyd, a suave theater major who enlightens him in the ways of women. They share a suite with Marshall, a music major, and Ron, a business major. They all live just across the hall from Lizzie, the girl who "stole" Steven's virginity (and heart) but has a 'loving' and 'creative' boyfriend back home. And then there's Rachel, Lizzie's panic-stricken roommate. Together they help each other face the freedoms and responsibilities that come along with being away from home for the first time.