Fall 2020 Plan and Information
COVID-19 Updates and Information

FSU Commencement

In a year unlike any other, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to postpone our commencement ceremonies. The upcoming December ceremony will be rescheduled at a future date when it is safe to hold large gatherings.

 The following information was emailed to the FSU address of all approved December and August 2020 graduates. Please continue to check your FSU email account for further updates and instructions.

DECEMBER 2020 and August 2020 GRADUATES:

  • Beginning on Monday, December 7, FSU will celebrate an interactive virtual “Grad Week” on social media allowing you to participate in celebrating your achievement and receive congratulations from family, friends and faculty who have supported you in your journey. 
  • On December 11, a special commencement site with “on-demand” ceremony features, (not a live event), such as personalized slides of each graduate will be online and available to view by graduates, friends, and family at your convenience. Graduates: Details and instructions on this have been sent to your FSU email and home address.
  • Upon approval by the Registrar’s Office, your CAP & GOWN will be mailed at no charge directly to you from Oak Hall, to be received on or about November 16 as long as submitted by the due date of October 25, 2020. Any orders submitted after the due date may take up to two weeks for processing and delivery. Note: Although not required, if you’d like to have your cap and gown to wear for the slideshow photo submission mentioned above, you should order as soon as possible. If you have not already, please order your cap and gown online at http://bookstore.frostburg.edu, select Graduation Tab, then Order Graduation Attire and click Let’s Get Started to begin the order. 

We don’t yet know when postponed ceremonies will take place or in what format, but we will provide graduates with at least a month's 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 graduating class will be announced at that ceremony. You only need to notify us at commencement@frostburg.edu, 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!

 MAY 2020 GRADUATES

As we said in an email sent to your preferred email in mid-October, as a May 2020 graduate, we want to keep you updated and inform you that unfortunately, we will once again not be having an in-person ceremony for December 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The features of the December graduates “virtual celebration” are what is being done to celebrate them, just as the May 2020 graduates had their own activities. As in May, the December virtual celebration is not a live event and does not include live participation.

Your commencement will be rescheduled when we are once again able to gather safely in large groups. We will give you at least a month’s notice of the new date. Your FSU email will remain activated through that time, so please continue to check it for messages and keep your preferred email up to date with the Alumni Office at www.frostburg.edu/email-opt-in. We will announce details as we have them on FSU social media and on our website.

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

Keep in touch with Frostburg State University and the FSU Alumni Association by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   

We look forward to celebrating you and your hard work and hope you are staying healthy and safe.

 

 

Hundreds of graduates, family members and friends posted on our social media platforms using #FrostburgGRAD2020 

Experience a GRAD WEEK REWIND by browsing our channels below:

Watch President Nowaczyk's Message to the Class of 2020

 



RESOURCES AND SURVEY FOR GRADUATES FROM THE CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Handshake: December 2020 Graduates
 

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Commencement Contacts

Registrar's Office
Graduation certification (undergraduates), address changes, diplomas
301.687.4346

Graduate Services
Graduation certification (Master’s and doctoral candidates)
301.687.7053

University Store
Cap and gown orders, announcements
301.687.4341

Special Academic Services
Ceremony and General Information
commencement@frostburg.edu
301.687.4423