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April is PACKED with Arts events! See what's happening:

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 8 - May 4
Award Reception:
April 14 at 2:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus


Away to America
Barbershop Music by Southern Mix

April 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus


Renaissance Festival

April 23-26

Music, demonstrations, the play “Midsummer Night's Dream,” and more!

April 23 at 7:30 p.m.: Vocal Concert
April 24 at 7 p.m.: Midsummer Night's Dream
April 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Festival
April 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Festival

View more events at www.csmd.edu/Arts


FOR PARENTS


Things to Know:
How to Pay for College

Did you know that Maryland has the second highest student loan debt rate in the country? Find out more.

Learn more about 10 Ways to Pay for College.

APRIL 2015 EDITION

SPRING INTO THE END OF THE SEMESTER!



Minisession II is just getting started. If you are enrolled in a course that has you using Blackboard for the first time, visit a Student Success Center on any campus for assistance with using the technology. Learn how to access your syllabus, submit assignments, and complete online assessments.

Now is the time to get in and visit with an academic advisor for summer and fall planning. Planning in advance takes the stress off your shoulders when registration opens up. If you have reached your 18th or 36th credit, including adding/deleting classes, it's time to see your academic advisor. Read more about this routine advising hold on the Academic Advising web page under “Mandatory Advising.”

TOMORROW!
Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Tuesday, April 7
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

La Plata Campus,
Physical Education Center (PE Building)

This event is free to all students, alumni, and community members who are job seeking. Meet with employers in areas ranging from information technology and healthcare to hospitality and the government.

Make an "all-out" effort to meet with every employer that has the potential to hire you. In order to make that happen, you will need to be prepared. Preparation is the key to making a successful presentation at any job or career fair.

Attendee Notes
  • • Take advantage of walk-in resumé assistance
  • • Refresh your resumé
  • • Network for current /future job openings and prepare your elevator pitch
Attendee Tips
  • • Dress professionally
  • • Smile and make a great first impression

Additional Career Services Events

Can't make it to the Job Fair? Stop by the Career Services office at any campus for assistance or attend one of the events below.

April 7, 12 p.m.
"Free" Federal Government Employment Workshop

La Plata Campus, Physical Education Center (PE Building), Room 120B

April 15, 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Tax Day: Explore Accounting Careers

La Plata Campus, Administration Building (AD Building), Room 103
Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Lounge

April 22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Earth Day: Explore Environmental Careers

La Plata Campus, Administrative Building (AD Building), Room 103
Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Lounge

Register for Summer and Fall classes!

Academic advisors will assist you with planning coursework for your program of study. View your program evaluation in your myCSMD account to see what courses you still need. If you have questions, please meet with an advisor. Make an appointment if you need to discuss preparation for transfer and to discuss which major works best for your transfer plans.

Spring Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a grade or to change a credit to an audit/audit to a credit for Spring Semester Full-Term was March 30.

Last day to withdraw without a grade or to change a credit to an audit/audit to a credit for Spring Minisession II is April 22.

Get ready for a fast-paced summer!

Summer Sessions are a great way to jumpstart your education! The maximum number of credits a student may take per summer session is nine credits; with a maximum of 18 credits taken in the two summer sessions. Choose classes that you think you will enjoy because one summer course is like taking two during the regular semester. Register now for summer classes!

Summer and Fall Terms

Summer Session I May 26-July 2
Summer Session II July 6-August 14

Fall Semester (full-term) September 2-December 16
Fall Minisession I September 2-October 21
Fall Minisession II October 26-December 16

Priority Registration Dates for Fall

Students with 45+ credits April 20
Students with 30+ credits April 21
Students with 15+ credits April 22
Students with 1-14+ credit(s) April 23

Get Active with Student Life Events!

April means Spring Fling! This year's events are bigger and better! See dates below or stop by any student life office for more details.
See photos from Spring Fling 2014!

Vote for your Student Government Officers!

Online Voting for the 2015-2016 Student Government Officers at all campuses will take place Monday, April 13, 9 a.m. - Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m. Vote at: www.csmd.edu/StudentLife/Elections

See what other events are around campuses this month:

April 7: Discussion on Identifying Unhealthy Relationships (Leonardtown Campus)

April 9: Name Yourself Day (La Plata Campus)

April 13-16: Carnival-Themed Spring Fling (Leonardtown Campus)

April 14: Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable
(La Plata Campus)

April 16: Spring Fling
(La Plata Campus)

April 23: Spring Fling
(Prince Frederick Campus)

May 4: May the Fourth Be With You (Leonardtown Campus)

Apply for CSM Foundation Scholarships for Fall!

The CSM Online Scholarship Finder is now open for the 2015-2016 academic year! With improved program capabilities, applying for CSM scholarships will be more streamlined and easier than ever! Enhanced program features include the following:

  • • Apply using your my.CSMD account

  • • Upload documents right from your computer

  • • An automatch feature will ensure that you apply for every scholarship for which you qualify

  • • An autofill feature will automatically enter your information on record

The application deadline for 2015-2016 scholarships is May 31, 2015. Each year the CSM Foundation awards scholarships in a number of academic programs of study to students with varying backgrounds and needs.

Visit www.csmd.edu/Financial/Scholarships often for the most up-to-date information and complete scholarship eligibility criteria. Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 301-934-7531 for additional information or assistance.

Congratulations Spring Graduates!

You must complete your graduation application with Academic Advising to receive your diploma by mail. More information about spring graduation may be found in the 2014-2015 Commencement Guide.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Deadline to participate in Spring Ceremony
was March 25.
Deadline to apply for a diploma is April 15.
Commencement ceremony is May 21.
Diplomas are received in the mail after June 30.

College Store Textbook Buyback

Textbook Buyback is happening April 28 through May 7. Students may sell used books and supplemental materials back to the CSM College Store on each campus. Bring all CDs, DVDs, and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks. Your college ID is required.

La Plata Campus
April 28 - April 30, May 4 - May 7
10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
May 1, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Campuses
April 28 - April 30, May 4 - May 7
11:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
May 1, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Click here to visit the CSM College Store website for more information.

Announcing the 2015 Charles County Master Gardener Scholarship

One eligible graduating or transfer student from the College of Southern Maryland will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue studying agriculture or natural resources at a four-year college or university.

Applications must be delivered or postmarked by
April 30, 2015.

For additional information about eligibility and submission requirements and copies of the application, visit: https://extension.umd.edu/charles-county. Send questions to Luke Gustafson at lng@umd.edu or Terry Thir at thirccmg@aol.com.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 is now available to CSM students. This monthly online health and wellness magazine is designed and catered for students. Each issue provides a wealth of resources on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, contests, and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive Student Health 101 each month to your inbox.