La Plata Campus

Contact Information
FAX numbers:
Bursar: 301-934-7676
Financial Aid: 301-934-7694
Human Resources: 301-934-7678
Registrar: 301-934-7698
General Information: 301-539-4786

To speak to an operator:
301-870-3008 (local call DC metro)

For an automated attendant:
301-934-7790 (local call Charles County)
301-870-2309 (local call DC metro)
240-725-5499 (local call St. Mary's County)
443-550-6199 (local call Calvert County)

La Plata Campus

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8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Contact Information

Phone: 301-934-2251
Fax: 301-539-4786


The La Plata Campus hosts a variety of amenities, including:

  • Large indoor pool
  • Fine Arts Center with a 400-seat theater
  • High-tech computer laboratories
  • Outdoor and indoor sports facilities
  • Bookstore
  • Fitness center
  • Cafeteria
  • Online learning center
  • State-of-the-art conference center

Buildings and Services

AD Building - Administration

Take care of everything from Admissions to the Bursar’s Office to Career Services in the AD Building. The Express Counter in the first floor lobby is a one-stop shop for many support services.

AD Building

Resources in AD

  • Admissions 110-110
  • Bursar (tuition and other payments) 107-107C 
  • Career Services Room 103-103B 
  • Information Center/Express Counter Lobby 
  • Enrollment Management Team 216-216B 
  • Financial Assistance 110
  • Recruitment and Student Records 110-110H 
  • Registrar 216 
  • Academic Advising 101-101I

BI Building - Center for Business and Industry

Meeting facilities and the cafeteria are housed in BI, as well as the Office of the President and Small Business Development.

BI Building

Resources in BI

  • Bruce Jenkins Cafeteria
  • Conference and Meeting Rooms
  • General Counsel
  • Mail and Printing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • President's Office
  • Scheduling and Conference Services
  • Shipping and Receiving/Central Supply

BK Building - The Bookstore Building

With a central location on the La Plata Campus, the Bookstore Building houses the CSM College Store. The store’s three levels offer gifts, books, apparel, school supplies, and computer software, as well as new and used textbooks. Stop by Hawks Hideaway for ice cream, fresh baked cookies, snacks, gourmet coffee, and soft drinks.

BK Building

Resources in BK

BU Building - Business Building

The BU Building houses CSM’s Division of Financial and Administrative Services.

BU Building

Resources in BU

  • Financial and Administrative Services

CC Building - Campus Center

Take time to relax in the Campus Center, which houses the Student Life Department, Alumni Services and more. Study in the one of the lounge areas, take advantage of vending machines or watch T.V.

CC Building

Resources in CC

  • Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office
  • Human Resources
  • Lounge, Vending, Pool tables, TV area Lobby
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Life
  • Technical Training Room

CE Building - Community Education Building

CE was one of the three original buildings of the campus that later became CSM. It is now a 48,00 square foot building with 18 classrooms, computers labs and conference rooms.

CE Building

Resources in CE

  • Neale Chaney Slater Lecture Hall First Floor
  • General Purpose Classrooms First Floor
  • Academic and Administrative Offices First Floor
  • High Efficiency Mechanical Plant First Floor
  • Video-Teleconference Room First Floor
  • Student Lounge Areas First Floor
  • Veterinarian Lab Second Floor
  • Allied Health Labs Second Floor
  • Criminal Justice Lab Second Floor
  • Geography Lab Second Floor
  • Interdisciplinary Lab Second Floor
  • PC Repair and Computer Certification Lab Second Floor
  • Mac Lab Second Floor
  • Administrative Offices Second Floor

CL Building - St. Charles Children's Learning Center

The St. Charles Children's Learning Center is CSM's childcare and safe learning environment for the children of students, faculty, staff and the community. The CLC opened in January 2006 and can accommodate 115 children.

CLC Building 

CS Building - Campus Services Building

Take driver education classes or sign up for certificate for a motorcycle license or Commercial Driver License. While motorcycle and CDL training sign-up is in the CS building, the actual courses are taught at CSM’s Center for Transportation Training on Radio Station Road in La Plata.

CS Building

Resources in CS

  • Classrooms for driver’s license training
  • Walk-in service for Commercial Driver License sign-up
  • Walk-in service for motorcycle training sign-up

FA Building - Fine Arts Center

See theatre performances, gallery exhibits and much more at the Fine Arts Center. This building is a community hub for the arts in Southern Maryland.

FA Building

Resources in FA

  • Box Office
  • Digital Art Lab
  • Fine Arts and Humanities Department 
  • Languages and Literature Department 
  • Social Sciences, Human Services and Teacher Education Department 
  • Theatre 
  • Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery 
  • Walter Grove II Memorial Gallery

HT Building - James C. Mitchell Center for Health Technology

HT is a building dedicated to science, from anatomy to biology to nursing skills. Its classrooms and laboratories offer the tools to train tomorrow’s scientists and health care providers.

HT Building

Resources in HT

  • Biological and Physical Sciences Department First Floor 
  • Science labs Room 728
  • Nursing and Health Technology Department Room 729

LR Building - Learning Resource Center

LR houses a large number of student services, including the Testing Center, Help Desk, and Library to name a few.

LR Building

Resources in LR

  • ADA Support Services Room 123
  • Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning Room 205
  • Community Relations First Floor
  • Computer Labs (open) Room 118, First and Second Floor
  • Computer Lab (disability technology enabled) Room 125
  • Computer Lab (for OFT/OFC self-paced courses) Room 205
  • Division of Distance Learning and Faculty Development (DLF) Room 202
  • Learning Lab Room 118
  • Dr. Elaine Ryan Library Second Floor 
  • Public Safety Department Room 200B
  • Southern Maryland Studies Center Room 211
  • Student Success Center Room 120
  • Testing Center Room 116
  • Tutoring Services Room 124 and 128

PE Building - Physical Education Center

PE offers a variety of fitness options to students, faculty and the community. You can take classes, work with a personal trainer, or just use the fitness center facilities on your own schedule.

PE Building

Resources in PE

  • Fitness Center First Floor 
  • Gymnasium First Floor
  • Pool First Floor
  • Tennis Courts Outside
  • Wellness Center First Floor

Fitness Center
Enjoy a comfortable, “no-fuss” exercise alternative. Take part in cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training activities in our newly updated state-of-the-art Fitness Center.

The gymnasium is open to students for classes and during supervised open gym hours.

Swimming classes are available for all ages, as well as lifeguard training, basic SCUBA and therapeutic aquatic instruction. Pool membership is available for non-students, faculty, and staff. The pool is open free of charge to credit students with a valid CSM student ID.

Tennis Courts
The tennis courts are open to all students when not in use by a class or by the CSM tennis teams.

Wellness Center
The Wellness Center encourages the development of healthy lifestyles through fitness assessments, body composition analysis, and other health related screenings. Education programs are offered on health related topics.
Students, staff, faculty and community members are encouraged to stop by for handouts, brochures, and other wellness information

ST Building - Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology

The ST Building is home to chemistry, microbiology, electronics, physics, and computer laboratories and classrooms.

ST Building

Resources in ST

  • Help Desk 103
  • Student Computer Lab 101
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs 153
  • Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Division First Floor
  • Business and Technology Division First Floor
  • Information Management Team Offices First Floor
  • Technical Training Center for faculty and staff 129

TC Building - Maryland Center for Environmental Training

The TC Building is home to the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET), providing environmental, safety and health training and compliance assistance through practical applications.

TC Building

Resources in TC

  • MCET Offices and Classrooms First Floor 
  • Physical Plant Offices First Floor
  • Southern Maryland Telecommuting Centers Offices First Floor