Hawk: Ready, Set, Go!

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Hawk: Ready, Set, Go is a three-part orientation program for incoming CSM students. You’ll familiarize yourself with the college, meet your new CSM community, and learn the skills and strategies you need to get ahead. Start your college experience feeling comfortable, prepared, and optimistic with Hawk: Ready, Set, Go!

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Hawk mascot sits at a computereOnline Orientation

Learn more about Guided Pathways, technology, registering and paying for classes, Advising and Career Services, classroom success, counseling, disability services, activities outside the classroom, and equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Login to Online Orientation

Note: Login using your my.CSMD account. New students are required to complete New Student Orientation prior to registration. You can also log in to my.CSMD and click the green button that says "Access Online Orientation" in the Announcements section.

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Get set with these how-to introductory videos:

CSM Online Navigation
What do I need, and where is it? How to access student e-mail

Financial Aid and Scholarship Finder
Financing and how to apply for CSM's Scholarship Finder

Paying your Bill
How to pay your bill and other options

Advising and Career Services
Am I on the right path? What classes do I take?

Student Planning
What is Student Planning and how do I use it?

Classroom Engagements/Success
Faculty expectations in class.

Inclusion and Civility

Hawk Set: Inclusion and Civility

Academic Success
Help for good students who want to be GREAT students! In some classes this will be mandatory for all. Tutoring – online and face to face, group study areas.

Learning Support Services Part I

Learning Support Services Part II


Math Resource Center

Out of the Classroom
What is going on at CSM outside of classes? Student Life, Athletics, Men of Excellence, Student Government Association, Clubs, and Organizations

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Hawk Hints: Quick Resources

Free Resources to Help You Succeed