Opened in 1902 as State Normal School No. 2, the University owes its existence to the tenacity of J. Benson Oder, editor of the Frostburg Mining Journal, and the citizens of Frostburg who, in spite of political barriers, raised funds and purchased the site on which Old Main, the University’s first building, is located.
You’ll meet experienced professionals, thrive with your peers, find a passion and delve into work that makes a difference.
Research is the principal means of discovery and knowledge creation in the STEM fields. Many STEM students at FSU perform undergraduate research with faculty members from the STEM departments. These projects are often true collaborations, with the students taking ownership of the project and its direction.
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The Office of Student Affairs can assist with connecting students to the following services. The Vice President's staff is responsible for judicial programs, health and wellness services, first-year orientation, student activities and matters pertaining to student life.
The Lewis J. Ort Library, named for its principal benefactor, was opened in 1976. The Library's primary mission is to support the academic programs of Frostburg State University.
The library contains over half a million items including books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, maps, and art prints, US and Maryland government information resources.
Frostburg State University is committed to providing a fast, safe, and secure network. Connection access to the fiber-optic backbone can be made by "plugging in" to the university network (wired) or through wireless access.The network account is the core of computing access at FSU. It gives managed and secure access to the campus network and FSU computing resources.
The Brady Health Center provides treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, women's and men's health issues and programs that emphasize wellness. When necessary, the Brady Health Center staff can refer students to community agencies, hospitals and specialists.
FSU not only shares our hometown name of Frostburg but also is closely connected to all that our location offers our students for living and learning. We are proud to be in—and part of—the community of Frostburg, and we ensure that our students take advantage of our thriving and welcoming city and county.
Within walking distance from campus, you’ll find restaurants, cafes, pizza shops, and convenience and specialty stores. Free shuttle buses can take you to nearby malls, grocery stores, and other attractions.
For the athletically inclined, FSU is home to 21 NCAA Division III intercollegiate team sports in regional and national conferences. You can also participate in club and intramural sports and take advantage of the Cordts P.E. Center facilities and the Lane University Center’s fitness center. Activities for Life (AFL) also offers non-credit activity classes such as zumba, Pilates and water aerobics.
You can connect with groups for your favorite interests or develop a new talent with any of FSU’s 90+ clubs and organizations, or start your own. Our Greek organizations and service programs offer a wide variety of ways to network, give back and build your résumé.
Frostburg State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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