After the wide-eyed firsts of their freshman year, Zoey and her friends enter their second year at CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their first year, they all assume they've got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they're not as grown as they think.
Zoey feels insecure when she realizes that her friends don't see her relationship with Luca as #RelationshipGoals, prompting her to try a little too hard to prove that what they have is special. In his first move as an RA, Aaron organizes a movie night to build community... but his film choice does nothing to help people unwind.
Zoey struggles to make amends after accidentally breaking one of the group's unspoken social rules and upsetting both Jazz and Luca. After Aaron and Vivek's kickback is shut down by campus police, they try to find other ways to turn up.
While waiting for the mysterious drop of a modern-day musical genius, the gang debates what really makes a person "genius".
When Nomi's endless string of one-night stands starts to throw off the apartment dynamic, Zoey and Ana confront her. Aaron encourages Ana to let loose for a night and the friends all agree to check off an item from their bucket list.
When Luca faces an exciting, high-pressure assignment for his design class, Zoey starts to wonder if she's made a mistake in her future career choice. Jazz and Sky are frustrated when they see that an untalented but undeniably sexy basketball player is receiving more attention than they are and debate with Aaron and Vivek if body image trumps skill.
When a new "Enthusiastic Sober Consent" policy is introduced on the CalU campus, everyone has strong opinions about whether it's in place for the students' benefit or to protect the school. Cash is caught in the crossfire and Luca is surprised when Zoey jumps to his defense.
Zoey decides to give styling a try and offers to help the twins revamp their image in the hope of boosting their social media following. Knowing that sex sells, Jazz wants to play up her sexuality more than the other girls are comfortable with, sparking a conversation about image and empowerment. Meanwhile, Ana's new romance heats up.
When Zoey sees that Luca's exhibit at the CalU Arts Fair dominantly features one of his ex-girlfriends, it sends her into a spiral of wanting to know more about his past. Nomi takes Professor Hewson's advice and tries to learn more about the queer community on campus.
Zoey takes a work hard, play harder approach when her midterm falls the morning after the semester's biggest rager and is forced to deal with the consequences. Meanwhile, both Ana and Nomi find themselves facing big decisions in their new romances.
Zoey has to deal with the repercussions of her previous academic decisions. Zoey tries to prevent Dre and Pops from attending CalU's Parents Weekend. Meanwhile, everyone else has their own drama to face.