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IMPORTANT DATES

Important Dates
Jan. 13: Winter Commencement
Jan. 17: College closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 18: Classes begin for Spring 15-Week Session and 7-Week Session I

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello again, Hawks! We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and we look forward to spending 2022 with our CSM community.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT IN EFFECT JAN. 18

Effective Jan. 18, 2022, CSM is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the exception of individuals with approved exemptions. You can find all the details on our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement webpage, including instructions on verifying your vaccination status and applying for an exemption.


NO-FARE VANGO PILOT PROGRAM IN 2022

Good news for Charles County residents: VanGO—Charles County's public transit system, will be fare-free for six months, from Jan. 3 to June 30, as part of a pilot program.

NEW AND UPDATED TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS

If you’re looking ahead to your bachelor’s degree, you now have even more options for continuing your studies! CSM recently finalized new transfer pathways with West Virginia University for its business and business management programs. CSM also recently updated our existing transfer agreements with University of Maryland Global Campus in: communication studies; computer science; data science; general studies; graphic communication; information systems management; laboratory management; nursing; and software development and security. Visit Transfer Services for the full list of more than 220 articulation agreements and search by institution or program of study!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Registration Assistance Sessions

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE SESSIONS

The start of the semester is a big deal! If you’re feeling a little confused about what you need to do before the first day of class, join us for one of our on-campus Registration Assistance Sessions, Jan. 10 to 12.

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Jan. 13 sessions you're interested in.

NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Jan. 20 sessions you're interested in.

REAL STUDENTS, REAL STORIES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Real Students, Real Stories
"Engineers get to build the world they want to see, and that is exactly what I want to do: help people while doing something I enjoy.

I am originally from Uganda, where I grew up and spent most of my life. I moved here in 2017 to live with my family and continue with my education.

Both my brothers were already enrolled at CSM and they encouraged me to come here. They had obtained so many scholarships and had great connections with their professors, so I felt really secure in my decision to attend CSM.

Originally, I was interested in public health and the medical field. However, after attending a couple of seminars organized by the Engineering Club and speaking to people in the field, I switched my major and to this day I am proud and happy with the decision I made.

I have honestly had the best experiences with all my engineering professors. The classes are sometimes difficult, but they are always willing to work with each student at their different pace.

At the beginning of 2021, I unfortunately lost my father to COVID-19. It was definitely overwhelming for me: the loss, helping out at home, school, and traveling to Uganda to lay my father to rest.

As tight as the situation was, my professors, friends, and advisors always kept me strong. They encouraged me to keep going, and they gave me all the time I needed to catch up with school. I am also very grateful for our club advisor, Jehnell Linkins, who always called to check up on me.

In the difficult times I went through, I honestly felt so loved and cared for by the CSM family and would not have made it through if not for their love and support."

Glory Sebulime,
CSM graduate, Class of Winter 2022
Electrical Engineering, ASE

If you would like to submit your own story, let us know and you'll be featured in one of our weekly HawkTalk newsletters.

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STUDENT RESOURCES

CSM COLLEGE SURVIVAL GUIDE

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

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT YOUR BENEFITS AND OPTIONS AS A VETERAN? 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 "E-Cigarettes Unhealth-E or OK?," and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive the Student Health 101 email each month.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Winter 2022 Commencement Watch Party is Jan. 13 on Facebook

Save the date and join us in celebrating CSM’s most recent graduates! The Winter 2022 Commencement Ceremony is Thursday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. on Facebook.

 

Online-Only Ordering for Textbooks and Course Materials

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

 

March 1 is the Priority Deadline for 2022-23 FAFSA

Submit your 2022-23 FAFSA as soon as possible for the best chance at scholarships and other financial aid.

 

Veterans, Active Duty, And Students Using VA Benefits

Check Your Student Email for Important GI Bill® Updates For 2022. For more information, check your CSM student email, visit CSM’s Veteran and Military Support page, or contact the college’s Veterans Affairs team

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Pride Block Party
12:00 PM
La Plata Campus, Lawn
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