The Vampire Diaries closed season 4 with an emotional Graduation and Summer plans. When TVD returns in the Fall, season 5 will ring in the college years for what's left of our gang. Whitmore College will proof to be a new backdrop for next season and EP Julie Plec promises a rush of new faces and love interests.
“We’re definitely going to be entering an entire new world at Whitmore College, so we’ll get to meet new friends and new enemies,” reveals exec producer Julie Plec. “There’ll be a lot of new people entering our universe that we’ll get to know well — and then also maybe some new romantic interests for some of our characters.”
Source: TV Line