3/2016 - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

Upcoming Events

The Arts at CSM

Spirit of Hispania: Hispanic Tales

Spirit of Hispania: Hispanic Tales

Children's Theater,
La Plata Campus
March 11 at 10:30 a.m.
and 7 p.m.
March 12 at 2 p.m.
and 7 p.m. 

The Walls

The Walls

Cause Theatre,
La Plata Campus
March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
March 18 at 8 p.m.
March 19 at 2 p.m.

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HawkTalk - March 2016 Edition

CSM Online Scholarship Finder

Hawk Hint

Not sure about what career path to follow? Career Services is available at all CSM campuses to point you in the right direction!

CSM Online Scholarship Finder
is Now Open!

Each year, the CSM Foundation awards scholarships for a number of academic programs to students with varying backgrounds and needs. The improved program capabilities of the CSM Online Scholarship Finder make it easier than ever to apply for scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year!

You can now take advantage of the following options:

  1. Apply for scholarships using your my.CSMD account.
  2. Upload documents from your personal computer directly to your CSM Online Scholarship Finder account.
  3. Enjoy the automatch feature to ensure you apply for every scholarship you qualify for.
  4. Use the Autofill feature to automatically enter the student information you have on record. 

Some scholarships have a March 31 priority deadline, however most scholarships have a May 31 deadline. Please apply early for the best consideration! For complete scholarship eligibility criteria and more information on how to apply, please visit the CSM Online Scholarship Finder website.

Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 301-934-7531 for additional information or assistance.

There's still time to add another spring course to your schedule. Spring Minisession II classes begin on March 28. Need assistance planning the remainder of your spring schedule or summer schedule?

Contact an Academic Advisor 

Student Life

Get Involved on Campus with Student Life!

Discover CSM through Student Life events! Each semester, we offer a variety of activities and trips which are designed to help you make the most of your college experience! 

Check out what is happening this month at a campus near you:

La Plata Campus:
March 10 - 
Movie Makers: Be a Star!
March 17 - Hawk Lounge Karaoke

Leonardtown Campus
March 3 - 
Slay the Mid-term Stress Monster!
March 18 - DC Trip to the Tidal Basin and Memorials

Prince Frederick Campus
March 17 - NYC Bus Trip
April 26 - Open Mic

View More Events This Semester


Withdraw Date  

Planning to withdraw from a class this semester? The last day to withdraw without a grade is April 5.


A Little Help from the “Write” People

Need help making your papers shine? We have a stellar team of writing tutors now available on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Waldorf Center for Higher Education in room 1030D. Stop in and work with our grammar whizzes to make your writing stand out!

Spring Extended

2016 Spring Semester Extended

Because of the loss of three full days and two partial days of instruction, due to the recent inclement weather and college closings or delays, the official end dates for the 2016 Spring Semester (full term) and Spring Minisession I are being extended by two days.

The 2016 Spring Semester (full term) will end Thursday, May 12 (instead of Tuesday, May 10).

Spring Minisession I will end Thursday, March 17 (instead of Tuesday, March 15).

Student Health 101

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You!

Student Health 101 is an online health and wellness magazine designed and catered for CSM students—just like you. 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!

The CSM faculty and staff wish you a wonderful Spring Break, March 21 - 27! Enjoy your time off from your studies.

Reminder: Offices will be closed starting March 22 at 5 p.m. through March 27.

Campuses with re-open at 8 a.m. on March 28.


Ready to Graduate in May?

Deadlines for graduation are quickly approaching! Schedule an appointment to meet with a Academic Advisor to complete your graduation application. It's free to graduate; however, there is a fee for the cap and gown if you plan to participate in the ceremony.

For more information, check out the 2016 Commencement Guide and the Graduation web page.

March 15 - Deadline to participate in Spring Ceremony
April 4 - Ticket distribution through (look for an e-mail)
April 15 - Last day to apply for a diploma
May 19 - Commencement Ceremony
June 30 - Diplomas are received in the mail after this date

Summer Session Registration

Time to Make
Summer Session
Your Priority 

This summer, CSM is offering more Summer Session courses to help you get the classes you need to complete your degree in less time! In addition to two regular six-week sessions, there are twelve- and nine-week session options for specific health sciences, cooperative education, music, Developmental Studies, and online courses:

  • Summer Session I – 6 weeks
    (May 23 - July 3)
  • Summer Session I – 12 weeks
    (May 23 - August 11)
  • Summer Session II – 9 weeks
    (June 13 - August 14)
  • Summer Session III – 6 weeks
    (July 5 - August 14)

Be sure to take advantage of continuing student priority registration. New students will be able to register starting March 14.

Make an appointment with Academic Advising today to help you plan for Summer Session classes and/or for the upcoming 2016 Fall Semester!


Your Voice Matters!

Colleges and universities throughout Maryland are working together to better understand the role alcohol plays in the lives of our students. Between February 26 and March 18, you may receive an e-mail request to participate in the Maryland College Alcohol Survey. It's a short survey about students’ drinking habits. If you are invited and take the survey, your name will be entered to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards! All survey responses will be kept completely confidential, and CSM will not see your answers.

For more information, contact Linda Smith at the Safe Communities Center by calling 301-934-7732.