In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, Hearst College stands as a beacon of higher education. But within this idyllic and sun-drenched campus, higher education is not always what it appears. Between the beer-soaked dorm parties and the all-night cram sessions, the members of the student body are facing a terrifying threat. Luckily for them, freshman and part-time private investigator Veronica Mars is used to taking on a few extracurricular activities. Considering the increasingly dangerous private investigator business run by Veronica's father, and her spreading reputation around campus as a girl who can fix the unfixable, it's clear that Hearst College has never encountered a student like Veronica Mars before.