HAWK HINT of the month

Interested in earning credit for work experience?

Co-operative Education is a course option that allows you to earn academic credit for work experience in your program of study.

Learn more at an information session:

  • November 3, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 101

  • November 12, 10 - 11 a.m., Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 203

  • November 17, 4 - 5 p.m., Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 113


CSM Theatre presents
The Drowsy Chaperone!

The Drowsy Chaperone

November 6 and 13 |
7:30 p.m.
November 7-8 | 8 p.m.
November 14-15 | 8 p.m.


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.

November 2014 EDITION

Don't Miss Priority Enrollment for Spring

Priority Registration is going on now for January Term and Spring Semester! Keep in mind the many ways in which CSM can offer assistance to help you meet your academic goals and achieve student success. Visit www.csmd.edu/StudentServices for details.

Now is the time to plan for the Spring 2015 Semester! Priority Enrollment is going on now, and registration opens to new students on November 24, so don't delay.

Register Now for:

January Term: January 6 - 15
Spring Semester (Full-term): January 20 - May 6
Spring Minisession I: January 20 - March 11
Spring Minisession II: March 23 - May 6

Withdrawal and Audit Deadlines are Approaching!

November 7: Last day to withdraw or change a class to audit/credit for the Fall 2014 Semester

December 1: Last day to withdraw or change a class to audit/credit for Fall 2014 Minisession II

Need help deciding what classes to take or what program to pursue? Meet with an academic advisor! Advisors can give you the information you need to help you succeed. Visit our website to contact us or learn more.

Attention, Spring Graduates: Deadlines are Approaching!

It's time to make your appointment with Academic Advising!

Important Upcoming Dates:

November 15: Deadline to apply for graduation and participate in the January 15 ceremony

December 15: Deadline to apply to receive your diploma by mail only

For more information about Winter and/or Spring 2015 graduation, check out the 2014-2015 Commencement Guide.

CSM Celebrates Our Veterans

Join us in honoring our veterans for Veterans Day on November 11. Did you know CSM recently achieved the designation as a "Military Friendly Institution"?

CSM offers a variety of services to its veterans, including Veterans Affairs coordinators on all three campuses, tuition benefits, veteran-only classes, and outreach events. Sign up for the Veterans Mailing List to learn more!

Support our veterans and attend one of the upcoming events:

Upcoming Events:

Are You a Veteran or Dependent of a Veteran?

Join the Veterans Club! Click here for more information.

Honor Native American Heritage Month with Piscataway Connections

November 10-14,
La Plata Campus

Learn more about the Piscataway Conoy Tribe—see the tribal dancers, visit the exhibits, and hear the speakers.

Opening Ceremony

Featuring Piscataway Conoy Tribal Dancers and Drummers

Monday, November 10,
6 - 8:30 p.m.

La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113)


November 11 - 14, Tuesday - Thursday, 12 - 8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry
(BI Building), Besche Oil Conference Room (Room 124)

Speaker Series

November 11: Piscataway Conoy Traditional Era: Brenda Harley, Piscataway Conoy Tribe

November 12: Overview of Post-European Contact: Diana Harley, Piscataway Conoy Tribe

November 13: Recent Piscataway Conoy Archeological Evidence: Dr. Julia King, St. Mary's College of Maryland

The exhibit and events are co-sponsored by the Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland, Accokeek Foundation, Charles County Public Schools, and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.

Click here to see more upcoming Diversity events, including World AIDS Day Celebrations.

Scholarships are Still Available for Spring 2015!

The CSM Online Scholarship Finder is NOW OPEN for the 2015 Spring Semester. Applications will be accepted now through November 30. Students are encouraged to apply early for best consideration.

For complete scholarship eligibility criteria and more information on how to apply, please visit the CSM Online Scholarship Finder website.

Each year, the CSM Foundation awards scholarships in a number of academic programs of study to students with varying backgrounds and needs. Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 301-934-7531 for additional information or assistance.

Featured Scholarship:

Maurice J. McDonough Foundation Annual Scholarship

  • • Must be a Charles County resident
  • • Must be enrolled as a full-time CSM student (at least 15 credits)
  • • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • • Must demonstrate financial need
  • • Essay requirement: 100 words describing long-term goals


Volunteer for the Chance to Win a $50 Visa Gift Card

Enter a drawing for a $50 Visa Card by participating in the Pulse of Southern Maryland Opinion Poll. All students who participate in the opinion telephone poll will be entered into a drawing to win one of four Visa Cards worth $50 each.

Participating in Pulse is a great opportunity for students to gain self-confidence and a beginning skill set for dealing with the public as a professional. Participants will be provided with scripts, pre-printed surveys, and sheets of telephone numbers. Complimentary pizza and drinks will be served.

You may be able to receive extra credit from your instructors. Instructors will be given data on the number of calls attempted and number of surveys completed by each of their students.

Telephone surveys will be conducted as follows:

November 17, 18, 19, and 20
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E

To sign up to volunteer, please register at: www.csmd.edu/PIER/pulse.html.

The results of the survey will be published in Southern Maryland Newspapers. We need as many students as possible because we will need to place over 3,400 calls. The more students we have, the fewer calls anyone will need to make. For more information, contact Pat Schroeder at patsc@csmd.edu.

Business and Technology Month

Career Services on the Leonardtown Campus wants to welcome everyone to November, Business and Technology month! Take the time to review CSM programs such as the AAS in Engineering Technology, AS in Business Administration, and others! Meet with a career, transfer coordinator or academic advisor to plan how CSM can propel you towards your future! Stop by Building C, Room 105 on the Leonardtown Campus or call 240-725-5320 to schedule an appointment just in time to begin registration for the upcoming Spring 2015 Semester!

Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a national day of generosity following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. In the week following Thanksgiving, Americans will spend millions of dollars in the shopping frenzies around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a day to remind us all that giving means much more than the exchange of material goods; it means volunteering at a local shelter, helping out a friend in need, and, of course, donating to worthy causes.

Supporters are encouraged to make a gift which will contribute to the success of more than 27,000 CSM students. Mark your calendars and support CSM on December 2!