Community Programming

Students explore student organizations and Frostburg businesses at Frostburg's Annual Block Party on Main Street.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend brings the whole family and join us for a weekend of fun and connection with your student! The weekend of events will include live performances, sporting events, movies, family attractions, and much more. Don't miss this chance to get to know the FSU community and spend quality time with your student.


Frostburg's Annual Block Party

Join us for the annual Frostburg Block Party.  Meet local store owners, play games, giveaways, food vendors, music, and much, much, more.  Participate in the annual hot pepper eating contest for a cash prize.  Don't feel like walking?  FSU's SafeRide program is available at the following locations from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Annapolis Hall, Edgewood, Guild Center, and Frostburg State University Police Department. For more information, contact Jamie Winters at


Frostburg’s Beautify the ’Burg

Hosted the first Saturday in May every year, Beautify the ‘Burg is an annual event that brings students, faculty, staff, and community members together to clean up Frostburg. Volunteers can register individually or as a group to complete such tasks as planting trees, painting, and removing trash. Breakfast, lunch, and T-shirts are provided to volunteers who register for this event in advance. To register, submit the registration form below to the Office of Civic Engagement in Lane University Center 230. For more information, email or call 301-687-7599.

Volunteers register for Beautify the 'Burg online or download the registration form


Leadership and Engagement Awards

The Leadership and Engagement Awards recognize the distinguished undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, faculty, and staff for their promotion of leadership, community building, and enhancing the student life experience on the Frostburg State University campus. Recipients of these awards demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to students, Frostburg State University, and our community. For more information or to nominate an individual, visit the Leadership and Engagement Awards website.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick counties A STAR! in Western Maryland celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a Day of Service – Make it a day on, not a day off. For more information, visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day website.


Organization Meet and Greet

Learn more about how joining a student organization can benefit you. Meet national organizations, honors, organizations, programming organizations, and more. For more information, contact Jamie Winters at


Stars of Excellence

The Stars of Excellence Awards was established in 2007 and was based on the national standards of all organizations and the university expectations of each chapter. The expectations cover intellectual and social development, personal health and moral values growth, organizational responsibility, proper risk management, scholarship, community and philanthropic service monetary donations, and chapter programming. All of the awards are based on documentation of events during the academic calendar year. For more information, visit the Stars of Excellence website.


State Capitol Immersion Trip

Each March, the J. Glenn Beall Institute for Public Affairs and the Office of Civic Engagement host a free student trip to meet state governmental officials, tour the statehouse, have lunch with the western Maryland delegation and current FSU interns, and see live debate on current state legislation. Dress is business casual. The trip is from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m. Lunch is provided, but it is recommended to bring money for dinner/snacks before returning home. You can claim your free ticket at the University Box Office online or in the Lane University Center. Contact the Office of Civic Engagement at or 301-687-7599 for more information.

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Contact Office of Civic Engagement


Patrick O'Brien
Director, Civic Engagement

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Lane University Center 234
Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone: 301-687-7599