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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 transportation schedules, please call the county transportation departments for the campus closest to you:

  • 301-934-9305, ext. 116 (Charles County)
  • 410-535-1600, ext. 2360 (Calvert County)
  • 301-475-5100, ext. 2381 (St. Mary’s County)

Regional Rideshare of Southern Maryland

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


Contact Regional Rideshare, c/o Tri-county Council for Southern Maryland, PO Box 1634, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Phone: 301-870-2777, 24 hours a day or 301-884-2144

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.