CSM Ready


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The safety of the College of Southern Maryland community during an emergency is predicated on advance planning, as well as on building awareness about how the plans will be implemented. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be better prepared in an emergency if they know how the college will respond, where they can find information, and what they should do.

Key to that awareness is good communication. This site contains essential tools for sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at the College of Southern Maryland or in the surrounding area.

coronavirus updates


Due to rising COVID metrics in our area, indoor masking is currently recommended. We continue to monitor the local Health Department and CDC data for recommendations on operational status updates.

Maintaining a safe learning and working environment is part of our college community's social contract. It is important for the CSM community to remain vigilant while we begin to see the positivity rate, case rate, hospitalizations, and other health metrics change. Layered prevention strategies—such as COVID-19 vaccinations, screening testing, physical distancing and wearing masks—can help keep the COVID-19 infection rate low.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Stay in Touch

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CSM Emergency Alert Service

CSM.TXT is CSM's free alert service provided through Omnilert. This service will send you instant text messages and time-sensitive messages, including up-to-date information on emergencies and campus closings.

Learn More about CSM.TXT

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CSM Safe

The college's CSM Safe app is a vital resource for students and employees. Managed by the CSM Public Safety and Preparedness team, CSM Safe provides quick access to emergency personnel, campus maps, resources, and more.

Learn More about CSM Safe

Contact Public Safety

La Plata Campus
301-934-7888, ext. 7909

Leonardtown Campus
240-725-5333, ext. 5333

Prince Frederick Campus
443-550-6033, ext. 6033

Regional Hughesville Campus

More Ways to Contact Us

Meet the Public Safety Staff

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