When Sam arrives at her University one of the things she does within the first week is cut off all her hair. She liked to think of it as a symbol for cutting off her old life and letting go of things, one of them being her final break up with Wesley where they decide they just aren’t going to work out long run. While she did get a full ride, room and board included, Sam doesn’t put in the effort that was expected of her. She gets homesick really fast, and develops a crippling anxiety and depression that keeps her from even leaving her dorm. She has no idea what she wants to major in, let only any possible careers she may want. Making friends here didn’t come as easily as it did back in a town where you mostly knew everyone. Sam gets put on academic probation and spends a lot of time sleeping or drinking causing her to lose a lot of the muscle she had worked for. The school finds out about her drinking and threaten to expel her if she is caught again . Her parents agree that she can come back after the first year and try going somewhere closer to home.
Cartman is a Psychology major, and Business Minor. Cartman actually adapts to college life well. She even manages to get along with her roommate, and international student from Spain. She is studying to be a clinic psychiatrist, hoping to open up her own clinic. Cartman even actively participates in the psychology club. She looks forward to rush week and the following initiation into the sorority of her choosing, goes to many college events, and takes full advantage of her college’s rec room. She mostly goes there to scope out the guys, but actually managed to shed some pounds. She cuts off her hair before actually leaving for college, and puts in some blonde to spice it it up.