First Year Experience

CSM's First Year Experience (FYE) helps new students adjust to college, learn about campus resources, get involved on campus, and meet other students.

Benefits of FYE:

  • Connect with CSM faculty, staff, and our diverse college community
  • Make an easy transition to college life
  • Learn what to expect in your first year of college
  • Meet other new CSM students through shared learning experiences
  • Discover college resources and develop skills for success
  • Get active in campus activities and events

Get Started with These Resources:

First Year

Transfer Student on the University of Maryland Campus

Learn more about the options for First Year Seminars.

First Year Seminars


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Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Learn more about Academic Advising

Plan Your College Pathway

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Plan your goal and degree pathway.

Plan Your College Pathway

Student Success

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Easily locate the resources you need to help you succeed.

Find Student Success Resources

What's Happening
at CSM

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View upcoming events and announcements.

What's Happening at CSM



View helpful information for parents.

Parent Information

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Upcoming FYE Events

FYE Breakfast Break

May 7-8, 2018,
8 - 11:30 a.m.,
La Plata Campus, Learning Resource (LR) Building, Room 120

First Year Experience students are invited to a Breakfast on CSM! Join us for donut holes and beverages. Have questions? Bring them to the experts and receive tips and tricks on how to write college papers, create presentations, study for mid-terms and much more.

Sign Up for Kickoff to College

Register for Classes