Explore Oxford

When visiting Oxford we encourage you to immerse yourself in the full living and learning experiences of our community, which began more than 170 years ago. The city of Covington offers many fun and engaging events to explore during your visit to Oxford College. The city has become a mecca for the television and film industry; currently, the CW shows The Vampire Diaries and The Originals can be seen filming throughout the area. Mystic Falls Tours provides "vampire stalkers" tours regularly for those interested in seeing the behind-the-scenes action.

Covington Square is host to many long-standing traditions between the college and the City of Covington, including "Culture Fest", where freshmen set up booths and host performances and competitions to share the world’s diverse cultural expressions with the city’s residents. Local attractions that have proven popular with students include a hand-dipped ice cream cone from Scoops, Thursday night trivia at Amici Café, a slice of pie from Square Perk, and authentic Thai food from Bangkok Grill. Students are also welcome and encouraged to get involved in the community beyond campus through local churches, schools, civic groups, and city committees.

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For those in the area looking for dining options beyond the Oxford campus, here are some suggestions: