- Completely Different Title:
- French: "Disparition sur le campus" (Disappearance on campus)
- German: "Frischlinge" (The Freshman)
- Spanish (Latin America): "Novatos" (Freshmen)
- Spanish (Spain): "Bienvenidos Alumnos de Nuevo Ingreso" (Welcome New Students)
- Portuguese (Brazil): "A Caloura" (The Freshman)
- Hungarian: "Az egyetem" (The University)
- Deleted Scene: This line where Sunday is dissing Buffy's umbrella was cut due to length:Sunday: "What better way to say, 'I am the very most of geek'."
- First Appearance: Of Riley Finn and Maggie Walsh.
- The Merch: The yearbook seen in this episode, the Sunnydale High Yearbook, was released as a tie-in product after this episode aired.
- What Could Have Been: Sunday was originally supposed to be a Slayer turned vampire. Joss Whedon also mentioned his regret of killing her off so quickly as he admited she made for an interesting character. By the time he realized it, it was too late.
- Write Who You Know: Joss Whedon said the following at the Posting Board about the scene when Buffys kicked out of class:As to the Prof in Buffy ep 1, I freely confess that hes based on an old prof of mine, Joe Reed, who kicked my friend David out of the class day one in front of 200 kids. Joe is cool.
Trivia / Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4E1 "The Freshman"