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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

    Fun Facts

Touring La Plata Campus

The college's first graduation was held in June 1960 with four graduates. The college recognized the milestone of its 10,000th graduate at the 40th commencement ceremony in May 1999, and graduating more than 15,000 students in its history at the 49th commencement ceremony in May 2008.

Charles the Hawk (a red-shouldered hawk) became the mascot of the college in 1975. Today, the Hawk is a frequent visitor to baseball games at the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, as well as around campus.

La Plata Campus Tour

Individual Tours

Individual visits include a tour of our campus for up to 5 people led by a staff member from the College of Southern Maryland. Please allow approximately one hour for your visit, as this allows ample time to answer your questions.  Please contact us via email to arrange a tour.  Tours can typically be arranged Monday-Friday from 9:30am until 3:30pm.

Group Tours

Group visits are designed for schools, clubs, and organizations to experience our campus. We only schedule one group visit per day to allow your students the best experience possible!

To schedule your visit, please contact us via email. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance to coordinate your customized visit.

Visit Information and Directions

If you need directions to the La Plata Campus please click here.

Tours are scheduled on an appointment basis. Please e-mail us at to make an appointment.

Due to the high volume of incoming students enrolling during our Spring and Fall semesters, we do not provide campus tours in January and August.  


Campus visits take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the College of Southern Maryland will post campus closings and delays on our home page. For more information on closings and delays visit our Campus Advisory Status Page or call our Emergency Closing Hotline at 1-800-650-4023 or 301-369-1999. Please note that we do not necessarily follow the same schedule as the local school systems.