COVID-19 Updates and Information

Virtual Grad Week Celebration: May 7 - 14

Frostburg State University’s Spring 2021 hybrid commencement celebration begins May 7 will a limited Grad Walk event where graduates can walk across the stage in a moment of recognition. Following Grad Walk is a week of Social Media events. Our hybrid commencement celebration culminates in a pre-recorded Virtual Commencement Celebration site on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Virtual Commencement Celebration

GRAD WALK: May 7, 2021

Begin by watching as our spring 2021 graduates were recognized in this limited Grad Walk celebration. Grad Walk 2021 allowed our spring 2021 grads to walk across the stage with two guests to recognize their accomplishment while continuing to observe current COVID precautions. Congratulations, Bobcats!

Social Media Week: May 10 - 14

Next, head over to your social media sites to celebrate each day with a different theme. Share your best Commencement photos of your favorite graduates on your social media:
Hashtag: #FrostburgMAYGrad2021

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Our hybrid celebration culminates with a special commencement site that goes live on Friday, May 14, 2021, that includes a "turn the tassel" video from the President Nowaczyk, videos from our student speakers, a slide show containing personalized messages/photos and more. The site will remain available to view unlimited times at your convenience.

Virtual Commencement Celebration

Graduate To-Do List

  1. Register for the virtual celebration page and submit photos for the slideshow through the email sent to graduates' FSU account (from upon approval to graduate.
  2. Order your cap and gown. Please do so by April 14 to receive your cap and gown by April 27. After that point, delivery will take 2 weeks. Cap and gown are not required to attend the Grad Walk, but are encouraged.
  3. Sign up for a Grad Walk time slot via the email link sent to your FSU account. Deadline to register is April 30. You may arrive at any point within the half hour that you select. 
  4. Have your guest(s) sign up for the COVID check-in on the FSU app under Guest Login.

General Information

We don’t yet know when postponed ceremonies will take place or in what format, but we will provide graduates with at least a months notice when they are scheduled. FSU student email accounts will remain activated through that time, so please continue to check them for messages. We will also announce any further details on FSU social media and here on our website.

For those who cannot make it to a rescheduled ceremony, but who still wish to walk in commencement, you may join in any of the subsequent commencements through 2022. Your position in the 2020 or 2021 graduating class will be announced at that ceremony. You only need to notify us at, preferably a month before the ceremony you have chosen. 

Students have worked very hard for this achievement and have prevailed under difficult conditions…we look forward to celebrating them and their hard work!

Please continue to check your FSU email account for further updates and instructions.


Watch the December 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration Here


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Celebrate the week with us!

Monday, May 10: Share Your Senior Pictures

Tuesday, May 11: Meet Your 2021 Commencement Speakers

Wednesday, May 12: Showcase of Decorated Caps

Thursday, May 13: Welcome to the Bobcat Family

Friday, May 14: Commencement Celebration Day

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Hashtag: #FrostburgMayGrad2021

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Commencement Contacts

Registrar's Office
Graduation certification (undergraduates), address changes, diplomas

Graduate Services
Graduation certification (Master’s and doctoral candidates)

University Store
Cap and gown orders, announcements

Special Academic Services
Ceremony and General Information