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.
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.
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. Frostburg, Maryland, is a vibrant small town with a population of about 9,000 and a bustling Main Street district. Founded in 1812, Frostburg has maintained a tight sense of community while embracing the cross-cultural interests and entrepreneurial spirit that mark it as a modern college town.
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.