covington square

TV vampires love it here.

We encourage you to visit the beautiful area surrounding Oxford College and explore the town of Oxford, which was created more than 170 years ago when Emory was founded. The nearby city of Covington offers many fun and engaging events and places to visit during your visit to Oxford College. Covington has become a mecca for the television and film industry. The CW shows The Vampire Diaries and The Originals were filmed there. Mystic Falls Tours provide “vampire stalkers” tours regularly for those interested in seeing the behind-the-scenes action and iconic locations featured in the two series.

Covington Square is host to many concerts and other events. Local attractions that are popular with students including hand-dipped ice cream cones from Scoops, Thursday night trivia at Amici Café, pizza slices from Your Pie, and authentic Thai food from Bangkok Grill. Students are also welcome and encouraged to get involved in the local community through churches, schools, civic groups, and city committees.

Be sure to check out for more information about tours and events in the area as well as places to eat while you're here.