2/2016 - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

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The Arts at CSM

My First Time

My First Time

La Plata Campus,
Fine Arts Center
February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
February 5 at 8 p.m.
February 6 at 2 p.m. 

Barry Gurley Trio
Photo Credit: Yvonda Waltrip

Barry Gurley Trio

Prince Frederick Campus, Building B
February 1 at 3 p.m.

Before it hits home

Before It
Hits Home

La Plata Campus,
Fine Arts Center

February 18 and 25
at 7:30 p.m.
February 19 - 20 at 8 p.m.
February 26 at 8 p.m.
February 27 at 2 p.m.

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HawkTalk - February 2016 Edition


Hawk Hint

Feeling overwhelmed or stressed? CSM Counseling Services offers free and confidential counseling to all currently enrolled students.

Share the #CSMlove! 

The CSM culture and tradition of appreciation and celebration of our values continues in 2016 as we share the CSM love throughout February. Join contests and events on all three campuses to help us spread #CSMLOVE with our students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, and supporters.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and Twitter for your chance to win prizes when you use #CSMLOVE!

Earning your bachelor's degree at half the cost is one of the many benefits of being a CSM student. If you aren’t sure where you want to go next, attend a Transfer Fair! There, you can meet with representatives from a variety of colleges and universities, explore college majors, and get your questions answered—all in one place!

Spring 2016 Transfer Fairs

Prince Frederick Campus
Building B, Rooms 103-105
Tuesday, February 23
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Leonardtown Campus
Wellness and Aquatic Center Lobby, (Building D)
Tuesday, February 23
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry, (BI Building) Room 113/113E
Thursday, February 25
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Learn More


Priority Deadline
is March 1  

The priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA to be considered for federal and state financial assistance during the 2016-2017 academic year is March 1.

Award notifications for the upcoming fall and spring semesters will be sent to students beginning in mid-to late-June.

For more information and to learn about upcoming FAFSA workshops, visit the Financial Assistance Department.


Start Smart
with Free Tutoring

The Student Success Center provides face-to-face tutoring at all CSM campuses free of charge. Tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects including English, math, and biology. Check out the tutoring schedule at a campus closest to you.

Do you need tutoring services but have a tight schedule? Our online tutoring services through SmartThinking and Thinking Storm provide flexible hours of operation that can accommodate even the busiest agenda.

Leave Your Hoverboards at Home

Leave Your
at Home

Under the Student Code of Conduct, skateboards and other similar devices, such as hoverboards, are prohibited at all campus locations.

The safety and security of the campus community is of the utmost concern to us. With reports of some hoverboards catching fire and causing injuries and structure fires, it is unclear how safe these devices are at this time. Students should leave these types of devices at home.

Additional information on prohibited items and devices can be found within the Student Code of Conduct.

Student Health 101

Get Back on Track
with Student Health 101

The new semester is the perfect time to get your body and mind back on track with Student Health 101This online health and wellness magazine is designed and catered for CSM students. Each issue provides a wealth of resources on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, contests, and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive Student Health 101 each month to your inbox.


Drop Dates

  • Last day to drop or audit a course for Minisession I is March 2.
  • Last day to drop or audit a course for the regular spring semester is April 5.


Graduating in May? Attend Destination Graduation to apply for graduation, get details on cap and gown orders, receive a free graduation photo (on a disc) in a cap and gown, join the Alumni Association, and win door prizes—all in one day!

Prince Frederick Campus
Wednesday, February 17
12 – 6 p.m.

Leonardtown Campus
Wellness and Aquatic Center Lobby, (Building D)

Tuesday, February 23
12 – 6 p.m. (with Transfer Fair 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry, (BI Building) Room 103/104

Thursday, February 25
12 – 6 p.m. (with Transfer Fair 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

For more information, checkout the 2016 Commencement Guide.

Transfer Tours

Transfer Tours!

Visit regional universities and get a first-hand view of campus life with CSM’s Transfer Tours! You will attend an orientation session at each university and have the opportunity to explore the campuses on your own.

Spring 2016 Transfer Tours

  • Bowie State University - February 26
  • Stevenson University - March 11
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - March 18
  • Virginia State University - April 1
  • Delaware State University - April 8
  • Salisbury University - April 22

For more information, or to reserve your seat, call the Advising Office at 301-934-7574 or e-mail

Transfer Instagram Selfie Contest

Take a selfie with a Transfer Representative or transfer school-related item and upload it to your Instagram account February 22-26 for a chance to win. All entries must use the hashtag #CSMTRANSFERWEEK.  The post with the most “likes” will win a $50 gas card. 

Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Tri-County Job
and Career Fair 

The Tri-County Job and Career Fair is coming in April! This event is the perfect way to prepare yourself for entering the workforce. Come network with employers and businesses throughout Southern Maryland and showcase your skills!

Save The Date
April 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)

Register Now for Spring Minisession II

Register Now
for Spring Minisession II

It's not too late to accelerate your semester! Spring Minisession II classes start on March 28. Be ready for a fast-paced session! This accelerated session will complete 15 weeks of coursework in about 7 weeks. Please visit Academic Advising so that we may work with you to select the appropriate course choices for your major!

Register Now

Make Summer Count with Academic Advising

Make Your Summer Count!

Whether you are a degree-seeking student or just looking to get ahead, use the summer to earn credits quickly to advance your academic career! Current students can register for Summer sessions as early as March 7. For more information, call 301-934-7765 and choose option 9; or e-mail today!

Academic Advising

Get Up to Date
News on Our
Academic Advising Page!

Visit the Academic Advising page for timely monthly announcements and information on competitive admissions, mandatory advising holds, and to learn about your program evaluation.