First Year Experience

FYE LogoCSM'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

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First Year Seminars

Are you ready to embark on an academic and social journey to help you navigate and succeed in college? One of the most important and engaging courses you will take at the College of Southern Maryland is your First Year Seminar.

Learn More about FYS

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Academic Advising

A requirement of the First Year Seminar and Student Success classes is meeting with an Academic Advisor to plan your degree to completion.  You will need to contact your campus advising center and schedule an appointment.  

Learn More about Advising

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Plan Your College Pathway

Student Planning software is your comprehensive planning tool. You can search and plan for classes term by term; add, drop, or waitlist classes; view your class schedule and degree plan; and more.

Access Student Planning

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Student Success Resources

During your first semester at CSM you experience many exciting and challenging opportunities.  We want to ensure you connect with the resources needed to be successful. 

View Student Success Resources

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What's Happening at CSM

Explore upcoming events and announcements.

View the Calendar

View the CSM Newsroom

Connect on Social Media and Mobile Apps

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Parent Information

View helpful information for parents.
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