The show follows Maggie Gracen (Kristen Hager) as she infiltrates Valemont University, an exclusive and distinguished East Coast college, that her brother Eric Gracen (Eric Balfour) attended before disappearing mysteriously. As Maggie delves deeper into the mystery of her brother's disappearance from school, taking the name Sophie Fields so no one would discover her identity, more details emerge about her family and the origins and secrets of the elite Valemont students. The show also co-stars Dillon Casey, Nikki Blonsky, and Jessica Parker Kennedy , and features music from Irish rock band Fight Like Apes.
Each of the 5 episodes of Valemont reveals video clips or text messages from Eric Gracen's mobile device. The phone provides clues on solving the mystery in the show, to both the audience and the main character, Maggie Gracen a.k.a Sophie Fields.