La Plata Campus

The La Plata Campus in Charles County, Maryland, is nestled on 173 acres off Mitchell Road and has 14 buildings with winding pathways in several areas for students to enjoy campus life.

ST Building front

Visit Us

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

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Administration Building and courtyard in spring with flowers blooming

Contact Us

301-934-2251 or
800-933-9177 (Toll-free)

301-539-4786 (Fax)

La Plata Buildings and Services

Administration (AD) Building - Academic Advising, Admissions, Career Services, Information Center/Express Counter, Financial Assistance, Hawk Hub, Personal Counseling, Registrar and Student Records, Student Account Services (Bursar), Transfer Services

Center for Business and Industry (BI Building) - Cafe, Conference and Meeting Rooms, Mailroom and Print Shop, Marketing, Office of the President, Public Safety, Scheduling and Conference Services, Shipping and Receiving/Central Supply

Bookstore (BK) Building - CSM College Store

Business (BU) Building - Financial Services and classrooms

Campus Center (CC Building) - Student Life, Athletics, Student Lounge, Human Resources, Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, General Counsel, Development

Community Education (CE) Building - Continuing Education offices and classrooms

Early Learning Center (CL Building) - Leased and operated by Charles County Public Schools

Campus Services (CS) Building - Driver Education

Hank Willoughby Foundation Center for the Arts (FA Building) Box Office; Digital Art Lab; Arts, Humanities, Social Science, and Education Division; English, Communication, and Languages Division; Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater; Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery; Larry Chappalear Memorial Gallery; Walter Grove II Memorial Gallery

James C. Mitchell Student Resource Center (SR Building) - Under construction; formerly the James C. Mitchell Center for Health Technology (HT Building)

Learning Resource Center (LR Building) - Library, Disability Support, Testing Center, Computer Labs, Distance Learning and Faculty Development, Southern Maryland Studies Center, Government Relations, Lactation Room

Maintenance (MT) Building - Facilities

Physical Education Center (PE Building) - Fitness Center, Gym, Tennis Courts (outside), Track (outside)

Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology (ST Building) - IT Help Desk; Computer Lab; Math Resource Center; Tutoring; Academic Affairs; Mathematics Division; Business, Technology, and Public Service Division; Science and Engineering Division; Information Management Team; Technical Training

Facilities Management (FM) Building - Facilities Management (Formerly the TC Building)


Visitors and event attendees are permitted to park in designated areas. There is no fee to park on campus. Visitors and event attendees do not need to register vehicles, unless otherwise directed. Please obey all parking rules, event signage, and campus safety officers. Vehicles may not be left overnight.

Parking Violations

Parking violation notices will be issued by campus safety officers. Parking citations will be issued by the county Sheriff's Department. Persons receiving citations will be required to pay fines and/or appear in court. Only those vehicles displaying a handicapped license plate or permit from the MVA are authorized to park in the designated handicapped parking spaces.

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