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Student Services

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


Tips to Being Successful at CSM

Take advantage of new student orientations and student services.

Prepare your semester schedule carefully.

Attend all class meeting times.

Be an active class participant and ask for appropriate help from faculty.

Utilize CSM Student Services resources.

Refer often to class syllabi and my.CSMD online services to stay informed of upcoming deadlines, responsibilities, and status.

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Campus Resources

CSM offers a full complement of services and programs for students including fitness programs, childcare, campus dining, computer labs, fine arts programs, libraries, college stores, campus safety, and more.

Campus Resources

College Store

CSM has college stores on all campuses, as well as an online store.

  • New, used, rental and digital textbooks
  • CSM apparel
  • School supplies
  • General interest books
  • Course-related supplies
  • Computers
  • Educationally priced software
  • Graduation gifts and frames
  • Cards, party supplies and gifts
  • Snacks
  • And more

Phone: 301-934-7570

Campus Dining

CSM offers several dining options.

La Plata Campus: CSM Cafe, Hawks Hideaway Snack Shop and vending machines
Leonardtown Campus: CSM Cafe a la Carte and vending machines
Prince Frederick Campus: CSM Cafe a la Carte and vending machines

Computer Labs and Information Technology (IT) Help Desk

CSM offers on-campus computer labs, as well as free IT assistance to all students working on and off campus. The CSM IT Help Desk is the point of contact for all college technology questions.
Direct Dial: 301-934-7740
La Plata Campus: 301-934-2251, ext. 4357
Leonardtown Campus: 240-725-5499, ext. 4357
Prince Frederick Campus: 443-550-6199, ext. 4357

Library Services

CSM operates libraries at La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses. These libraries provide services, resources and facilities that support academic, vocational and enrichment programs of the college. Through the Library's participation in the Maryland Community College Library Consortium, students may borrow materials from most academic and public libaries in the state. This free service makes it possible for students to pursue research beyond the limits of any one library. Librarians and/or librarian assistants are available day and evenings to assist students in seeking information, locating materials, using library resources, and doing research.


Public Safety

CSM is dedicated to the safety and welfare of all persons at all campuses. Among the CSM Public Safety and Preparedness Department's duties are incident reporting, preventive partols, crisis intervention, emergency planning, fire prevention, safety inspections, providing accesss to locked campus rooms, acting as campus escorts, coordination of local emergency responses and vehicle jump starts.

La Plata Campus: 301-934-7888
Leonardtown Campus: 240-725-5333
Prince Frederick Campus: 443-550-6033

St. Charles Learning Center

The St. Charles Children's Learning Center, a licensed childcare facility, located on the La Plata Campus, serves children ages eight weeks through 12 years old. The center operates year-round, Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in accordance with the college's academic calendar, observing holidays and academic breaks. CSM students' families receive priority enrollment and specially-reduced rates.

Phone: 301-934-7871

Wellness Centers

CSM strives to offer a healthy environment that engages students, staff, and community members in the pursuit of health and physical fitness. CSM has Fitness Centers on the La Plata, and Leonardtown campuses, and a Fitness Room on the Prince Frederick Campus. Fitness facilities include:

  • Cardiovascular training equipment
  • Circuit and free-weight strength training equipment
  • Resistance training equipment
  • Group exercise space

Aquatics: CSM Offers a wide variety of aquatic class.

  • La Plata Campus: 25-yard six-lane lap pool
  • Leonardtown Campus: 25-yard six-lane lap pool and Zero-Depth-Entry therapy pool