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Student Services

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

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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County Transportation

The local county governments offer transportation to the La Plata, Prince Frederick, and Leonardtown campuses as well as the Waldorf Center for students in need of transportation assistance. There is a small fare for the service. For current transportation schedules, please contact the county transportation departments for the campus closest to you:

In Charles County visit or by phone at 301-934-9305

In Calvert County visit or by phone at 410-535-4510

In St. Mary’s County visit or by phone at 301-863-8400, ext. 1120

Regional Ridesharing Program

This service assists tri-county area residents and commuters to organize carpools. Register at for a free computerized match list as well as transportation information, schedules, rates and services for Southern Maryland.

Contact the Regional Rideshare Coordinator at Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, PO Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637 or 301-870-2777 to find out more about the Regional Ridesharing Program.

Ride Share Boards are posted at each campus for students who are interested in car pool options.

Call the Student Life Department at 301-934-7508 to discuss general concerns.