July 2021 HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

Same-Day Enrollment: Registration Live!
same-day enrollment: registration live!

July 19 to 21 and August 2 to 4

Meet with an advisor, register for fall classes, and accept financial aid at CSM’s same-day enrollment events. (Haven’t applied yet? Apply on-site!) Learn more at www.csmd.edu/RegistrationLive.

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Important Dates for July
important dates for JuLY

Find important dates for your Summer 2021 courses below.

July 6: Classes begin for Summer 6-Week Session and 3-Week Session II

July 12: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change from audit/credit for Summer 14-Week Session

July 19: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change from audit/credit for Summer 3-Week Session II

July 26: Classes end for Summer 3-Week Session II

August 2: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change from audit/credit for Summer 6-Week Session

Register Now for Fall Classes
Register Now for Fall Classes

Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 Semester! Register now for your fall classes and get the schedule you want.

• Fall 15-Week Session: August 25 – December 13

• Fall 7-Week Session I: August 25 – October 13

• Fall 7-Week Session II: October 20 – December 10


Stop the Drop: Avoid Being Dropped For Nonpayment


Don’t get dropped from your fall classes for nonpayment! The Payment Due Date for the Fall 2021 Semester is July 28.

You can pay your bill in full through my.CSMD; sign up to pay in monthly installments with the CSM Tuition Payment Plan; and/or apply approved financial aid to your balance.

Payment is due July 28 if registering on or before July 27. Payment is due immediately upon registration if registering on or after July 28.

For more information on the Payment Policy or the CSM Tuition Payment Plan, visit www.csmd.edu/StopTheDrop.


New Transfer Agreements

new transfer opportunities at st. mary's college of maryland and university of maryland system

The college recently finalized 5 new articulation agreements, providing our CSM Hawks with even more choices for continuing their higher education beyond their associate degree:

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Marine Science; Neuroscience; Public Policy)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Honors Program)

University of Maryland Global Campus (Laboratory Management)


Apply for Graduation

If you’re finishing up your coursework for your program of study this summer, don’t forget to apply for graduation! The deadline to receive your diploma by mail is August 1.

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Career Conversations Series
career Conversations Series

Join the Advising and Career Services team as we hold our next sessions in our Career Conversations series!

This month, hear from employers in our area in our Meet the Employer event; learn how to cope with rejection or dismissal; and hear real life stories of getting from there to here. Use the link to register for the Zoom session you’re interested in.

Join Career Conversations: from 12 - 1 p.m. on the following dates:

July 7: The Hard Conversation About… Coping With Rejection Letters or Being Let Go


July 14: Meet the Employer – Rod 'N' Reel Resort


July 21: The Hard Conversation About… How We Got From There to Here


July 28: Meet the Employer – Forever Maryland Foundation and Calvert Internal Medicine Group



Mobile Hawk Feeder

Mobile Hawk Feeder food packages will be available on Thursday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Leonardtown Campus.

Please sign up to receive yours no later than Wednesday, July 21, so that we can ensure we have enough on hand.


Registration Assistance Sessions
Registration Assistance Sessions

Need some guidance on how to get signed up for your classes? Attend one of our Registration Assistance Sessions in June and July!

Sign Up for July 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sign Up for July 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sign Up for August 5, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Friday Service Hours: Code Green

Most CSM services will close at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays through July 30 as part of the college’s Code Green energy-saving initiative. Code Green is designed to shrink the college’s carbon footprint during the hot months of summer by reducing building and infrastructure usage.

Please note that this program does not impact the operating hours at the Velocity Center, Center for Trades and Energy Training, Center for Transportation Training, Public Safety, and the necessary service units.

Textbooks and Course Materials
Textbooks and Course Materials: Order Online, Pick Up In Store

Textbooks and course materials are available for purchase or rental online only, through the CSM College Store website at www.csmcollegestore.com.

In-store pickup is free and available now at the La Plata Campus; in-store pickup will be available at Leonardtown and Prince Frederick beginning July 19. Shipping is also available for textbooks and course materials.


FCC Emergency Broadband Program
The FCC Emergency Broadband Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit is a temporary subsidy that will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Learn more at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.



Focus to Finish: Flexible. Focused. Successful.
focus to finish: flexible. focused. successful.

Focus is a vital part of achieving your goals. Being able to bring more of your effort and attention to bear on a challenge improves your chances of success and leads to better results.

Introducing Focus to Finish, coming this fall to CSM. Focus to Finish splits the semester into two 7-week sessions and offers an alternative to the traditional 15-week, semester-long course format.

You’ll take fewer individual courses at a time, while earning the same number of credits in a semester. You’ll receive the same high-quality, affordable education in a format that lets you apply your attention, energy, and dedication to what’s really important: achieving your goals.

Visit www.csmd.edu/FocusToFinish to see how Focus to Finish provides a structure for success.


Transfer Thursdays Lineup

Transfer Thursdays Lineup for July

Join us for Transfer Thursdays and connect directly with our transfer partners! Every Thursday, you’ll hear from three representatives from colleges and universities with transfer opportunities for CSM students, including program-specific opportunities. This is your chance to ask your questions and get answers straight from the source! 

Visit www.csmd.edu/TransferThursdays to learn more and register for the sessions you’re interested in.

This month hear from:
July 8: Old Dominion University and Old Dominion University Online,* West Virginia University,* Missouri State University (Hospitality Leadership Online Program)*

July 15: McDaniel College,* St. Mary's College of Maryland,* University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Pharmacy)*

July 22: American Public University System,* Indiana University of Pennsylvania,* Trinity Washington University (School of Nursing and Health Professions)*

July 29: Bellevue University,* University of Maryland Global Campus,* Salisbury University (School of Social Work)*

August 5: Towson University,* Troy University,* Notre Dame of Maryland University (School of Pharmacy)*

*Institutions that have signed a transfer or articulation agreement with CSM

Look Ahead, Start Ready: 7-Day Preview in myLearning

Begin your summer and fall courses prepared by logging into myLearning before the first day of class! You’ll have access to your courses seven days prior to the class start date. Log into my.CSMD, go to myLearning, and get the info you need for a strong start to a successful semester. Peruse the syllabus, check off materials, familiarize yourself with days, times, locations, and more.


ADVISING | Veteran and Military Support | CSM College Survival Guide

The College Survival Guide is a monthly feature that directs members of the CSM community to free resources and support for whatever challenges they may be facing. At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone.


It’s that time of year again: registration. Finding the schedule that fits your needs and academic goals can feel like playing the least-fun version of Tetris ever. CSM’s academic advisors are here to help you pick the classes that will get you where you want to go.


CSM is proud to serve those who’ve served. Veteran and Military Support can guide you through your college experience, from readjustment to civilian life to getting the most out of the benefits you’ve earned.


Student Health 101

Student Health 101

This online health and wellness magazine is your resource on nutrition, career advice, articles like Let go of stress with this mindfulness strategy for a truly relaxing summer, and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive the Student Health 101 email each month.

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