Located in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland, Frostburg is within minutes of plenty of outdoor fun and just over two hours away from Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. All the buildings on FSU's campus are within easy walking distance of one another, but shuttles are available, too.
If you love the outdoors, you should know that within minutes from campus, you can:
Downhill and cross-country ski, snowboard, whitewater raft, kayak, sail, swim, fish and camp at Garrett County's Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Resort or New Germany State Park (41 minutes or less)
Camp, swim, fish and boat at Rocky Gap State Park (20 minutes)
Hike or bike on the Great Allegheny Passage (2 minutes) or the C&O Canal Towpath (10 minutes)
See the views from Dan's Rock. Go at sunrise and prepare to be amazed. (15 minutes)
The mountains are fantastic, and yes, we have snow in the winter. You'll love it.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
Frostburg State University boasts:
Advanced facilities (including a new science center with a variety of specialized labs and an impressive performing arts center) and the latest technology which undergraduate students actually get to use.
A new Center for Communications and Information Technology will open in early 2014, boasting a TV and radio station, advanced video and audio studios and a multimedia learning center featuring a planetarium.
The Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF), which is entirely off of the power grid, offers opportunities to do hands-on research on a variety of renewable energy techniques and technologies.
A newly renovated student center featuring a fitness center, a "smart lounge" game room, computer lab, food court, coffee bar and enhanced entertainment, meeting and bookstore space.
Wireless and fiber optics networks, computer labs, including one open 24/7.
Residence halls with singleand double-room occupancy available. Residence halls feature high-speed Internet, cable TV, laundry and all of it included for free. If you live on campus, bring your car and park it for free, too.
Edgewood Commons, a privately run student apartment community on campus, comprised of twoand four-bedroom units.
A library with a wealth of research and reference materials, including more than half a million items, including books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, maps, art prints and U.S. and Maryland government information resources. In addition, the library subscribes to 60 electronic databases providing access to 20,000 full-text electronic journals. You also have access to the resources of all the libraries in the University System of Maryland through catalogUSMAI.
FSU is in the historic town of Frostburg, Md. Main Street is within walking distance from campus and features stores, pubs, cafes, pizza shops, convenience stores and restaurants to suit most tastes and budgets. Bus service, free to students, is available to nearby larger communities for more shopping, food, recreation and entertainment. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are close and numerous.
Student Organizations & Activities
Whatever your interests are, we bet you can find like-minded students at Frostburg. FSU's major organizations include Student Government Association, Black Student Alliance, University Programming Council, and a number of nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities. There are academic clubs for many majors and specific interest clubs like creative writing and poetry, leadership, community service, entrepreneurship, wildlife, fashion, even stage combat.
Frostburg offers 21 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, most teams participating in the Capital Athletic Conference (Empire 8 for football), under the regional umbrella of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. There are also a number of club and intramural sports.
Chances are you'll find something for you in FSU's list of 90+ clubs and organizations. And if you don’t find a specific club of interest, we encourage you to start your own.