COVID-19 Updates and Information

Move-In Fall 2021

We are looking forward to seeing you at Frostburg State University this fall!

Your housing assignment is now available in the Housing Portal

Move-In Days

Sign up for your move-in date and time in the Housing Portal.

  • First-year Students and Transfer Students - Friday, August 27, 2021 from 9AM to 4PM
  • Returning Students - Saturday, August 28, 2021 and Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 8AM to 4PM

If you are attending Orientation on August 26th or 27th

  • Transfer Students attending orientation on 8/26/21 may move in Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 8AM to 4PM
  • First-year students attending orientation on 8/27/21 may move in early on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 8AM to 10AM

If you are arriving earlier than the above dates for athletics, band, international students, ECHOSTARS or other special programs, please follow the instructions of your coach/director regarding the date, time and location for your check in.

Check-in Process

Check-in and receive keys in Pullen/Pealer Performing Art Center (PAC) Parking lot seen on this map.

We ask that you only bring two people to assist with moving in. You have a 1-hour window to move all of your belongings into your room. This window helps keep the buildings and hallways from becoming congested.

COVID-19 Move-In Information

All students must either upload their COVID-19 vaccine information or secure and upload a medical or religious exemption by August 1, 2021. More information on the vaccination requirement and directions for how to upload your vaccination information or request an exemption can be found here.

Students in the campus residence halls or Edgewood commons will not receive their keys to check-in unless they are in compliance with the MANDATE (to upload your vaccination records or your proof of medical or religious exemption and have it approved prior to your arrival)

We ask that if you are ill or have been exposed to COVID19 that you quarantine for 14 days before moving in. If this interferes with your move-in date, please contact us so that we can help you make appropriate accommodations.

You and your move in help must be able to answer no to the following questions.

  • Have you been ill, or cared for someone who is ill or diagnosed with COVID-19 during the last two weeks?
  • Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past two weeks:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Muscle Pain (unexpected)
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea


Living with a new roommate can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Before move-in day, we encourage you to discuss the following topics with your new roommate:

  • Start getting to know each other! You will be sharing a room with this person for at least one academic year, and it's helpful to get to know your roommate. You might consider discussing hobbies, favorite movies and TV shows, music preferences, and academic interests.
  • Decide who is bringing what. We have you covered when it comes to furniture and your microfridge, but everything else is up to you and your roommate. Some roommate pairs split up items to bring; for example, one roommate could bring a TV and the other could bring a gaming system. It is totally up to you and your roommate how you want to stock your room, but a conversation ahead of time prevents duplicate items.
  • Discuss your decor preferences. Some roommates like to coordinate their bedding, curtains, and rugs. If you want a theme for your room, discuss it before you start purchasing supplies.
  • Share allergies or other needs. Good roommates are considerate and knowing the needs and concerns of your roommate will make living together easier.
  • COVID Considerations. You were placed with a roommate based on your housing application or your coach's suggestion. Residence Life has limited access to your vaccination status, so if it is important to you to only live with someone who is vaccinated, please go back into the housing portal and respond to the COVID Vaccination survey under the Applications Tab. You may also find it helpful to discuss this with your roommate. We will be taking room change requests through July. If you are not comfortable with your new roommate's vaccination status, please contact us at 301-687-4121 or

Once you arrive on campus, you and your new roommate will complete a roommate agreement with the help of your Resident Assistant. You will have ample time to work on this document, but it is a good idea to start thinking about what you want out of your roommate relationship. You will be asked to share your preferences for noise, guests, and sharing items, so start thinking about these aspects of living with a roommate now!

Single Rooms

We are committed to honoring all single room requests for the upcoming academic year. If you want a single room, please add yourself to the single room wait list in the housing portal. Single room prices range from $3864 to $4770.

Room Changes

All room change or roommate change requests must be made through the housing portal. There will be no room change or roommate change requests accepted during the month of August, so the Residence Life Office can prepare for move-in days.


These are some items to take care of before coming to campus. We encourage you to complete these before August 1st:

All students

  • Parking Pass - If you intend to park on campus, please visit the housing portal to apply for your parking pass. This application will close to prepare for move in on August 2nd.
  • Mailbox - If you would like to receive a mailbox on campus, please apply for one on the housing portal. Students without a mailbox will still be able to receive packages in the Frederick Hall mail room.

Incoming first year and transfer students

  • ID Services - All students need to have a student ID to check into the residence halls. Please follow the directions on this site. This must be submitted by August 1st.
  • Health Records - Complete and submit the required forms BEFORE coming to campus.
  • First year student Placement Testing - Please complete New Student Orientation Experience BEFORE coming to campus. You will not receive your room key until you have completed placement testing. You must start your placement tests by August 2nd at 9PM
    • Phase 1: Canvas Pre-Advising Modules - Canvas is FSU's learning management system. Login to Canvas by using your FSU username and password. From there, access the Canvas course labeled Frostburg New Student Orientation.
    • If you need accommodations for placement testing, contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 301-687-4483 or Holly Veith, BEFORE you begin placement testing.

What to Bring

Check out our suggested packing list

While the Residence Life Office will be open, most other campus offices will be closed or will have limited service on Saturday and Sunday. Campus meal plans will begin on your assigned check in date.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 301-687-4121.