First Year Experience

The First Year Experience is academic and student success programming designed to help you transition into college and to challenge you to meet your academic and personal goals.  Whether you are working toward a two-year degree to transfer to a four-year institution, working toward a credential to enter the workforce, or here for academic enrichment, the first year is a critical time for you to connect and engage with other students and faculty.

First Year

Transfer Student on the University of Maryland Campus

Learn more about the options for First Year Seminars.

First Year Seminars


Student meets with an advisor

Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Learn more about Academic Advising

Plan Your College Pathway

Robotics students

Plan your goal and degree pathway.

Plan Your College Pathway

Student Success

Student on a computer

Easily locate the resources you need to help you succeed.

Find Student Success Resources

What's Happening
at CSM

Nursing students at Spring Fling

View upcoming events and announcements.

What's Happening at CSM


Happy students

View helpful information for parents.

Parent Information