John-Boy's off to college - and life will never be the same on Walton's Mountain. Change comes to Walton's Mountain Scholarship winner John-Boy (Richard Thomas) enters Boatwright University. Jason (Jon Walmsley) takes his big brother's place as head kid wrangler for the Walton brood while finding his own identity in music. John (Ralph Waite) and Olivia (Michael Learned) celebrate 20 years of marriage. Grandpa (Will Geer) and Grandma leave home (and return). But one thing can never change: the powerful family bond that keeps the Walton's united. In this set containing all 24 season 3 episodes, the 'Waltons' experience situations unique to the Depression, including a dance marathon and construction of the Blue Ridge Park. But mostly they face the age-old issues of family: holding children close and letting them go, doing without and making do. Topical yet timeless, of its era yet forever true.