8/2016 - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - August 2016 Edition

HawkTalk Student Newsletter - Walk In, Register, and Catch ‘Em All!

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Student Health 101

Be sure to check out the August issue of Student Health 101. Each issue provides a wealth of resources on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, contests, and more.

View The August Issue Today!

Walk In, Register, and Catch ‘Em All!

Register today to level-up your degree and prepare to be the best Pokémon Trainer this fall with CSM. Classes start August 29!

Walk-In Advising and Registration

After you meet with your Academic Advisor and register for Fall 2016, reward yourself by stopping at any of the Pokéstops located on each campus to collect resources to benefit you in the game.


Use Student Success Tutoring Services to help you train your brain and level-up in the classroom! Tutoring is available at all campuses and online in a variety of subjects for CSM students.

Fitness Centers

Evolve your Pokémon and commit to be fit at CSM. Although we have fitness centers available at all three campuses, students at the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses can battle to claim a spot in one (or all) of the Pokégyms on campus. You can also hatch your eggs by walking laps around campus!

Safety Note: We’re glad you want to stay and play. As always, be aware of your surroundings and stay hydrated. Please respect fellow students and CSM employees by not interrupting classes, events, or daily operations in order to play the game. Contact Public Safety if you notice anything suspicious.

If you haven't finalized your course schedule for fall, now is the time to enroll before classes begin August 29. We have four convenient start dates this semester, so you can fit the classes you need to graduate into your busy schedule:

  • Fall Semester (August 29 – December 12)
  • Fall Minisession I (August 29 – October 17)
  • Fall Late-Start (October 3 – December 12)
  • Fall Minisession II (October 24 – December 12)

Stop in and visit us on campus or visit my.CSMD to register today! If you need help deciding which session works best for you, our Academic Advisors are available to help guide you.

Super Saturday

Super Saturday

Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., all Campuses.

Ready to start at CSM? Join us for Super Saturday and complete everything you need to become a student in one day! Explore the campus—Campuses are located in La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick; choose the one closest to you!

  • Complete placement tests—Students who need to take placement tests must arrive by 9 a.m.
  • Meet with an advisor.
  • Register and pay for classes.
  • Purchase books for the upcoming semester.

Be sure to apply for admission before joining us for the fun! Contact us at 301-934-7765, option 9, for more information.

College Store Discount Day

Discount Day!

Textbook Discount Day is August 24! Get a 10% discount on textbooks at the CSM College Store. This is a ONE-DAY-ONLY sale. Shop online or visit one of our three CSM College Store locations.

(Discount does not apply to previous purchases, e-books, and rental books. No rainchecks and no other discounts apply.)

Fall textbooks are available for purchase beginning August 1, 2016.


Complete Your FAFSA Now!

Don’t forget to complete your FAFSA! Once submitted, you should receive updates on your FAFSA through your my.CSMD account. It may take weeks to process, so don't delay.

Beginning August 8, Academic Advising offices at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses will move to an all walk-in status to maximize the number of students needing to see advisors before fall semester begins.

Please bring your desired course names, 6-digit section codes, and days/times from the schedule with you to your walk-in visit.

Kickoff to College

New to CSM? Get to Know CSM at Kickoff to College!

The Kickoff to College (KOTC) gives new and transfer students a vital opportunity to learn about CSM. This event is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed in order to begin classes at CSM. This event is the perfect time to meet, and network with CSM students, become familiar with CSM resources, eat, have fun, and get some awesome college gear! Sessions for parents, siblings, and guests run concurrently with the program for students. You may attend any session at any of the locations: Leonardtown Campus, August 18 at 4 p.m., La Plata Campus, August 23 at 4 p.m., or Prince Frederick Campus, August 25 at 4 p.m.

August Auditions

Open Auditions for
Fall Productions

Faculty, staff, students, and the general public are invited to audition for our fall productions in the Fine Arts Center at the La Plata Campus.

November Auditions

November 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.
Ages 8 and up

Open auditions for these productions:

  • The Library/The Amish Project (Cause Theatre)
  • Blood Relations (Main Stage)
  • A Wrinkle In Time (Children's Theatre)
  • Knuffle Bunny (Children's Theatre musical)

Performances will take place between January 26 and March 11, 2017.

Prepare a one-minute monologue. Prepare 16 bars of a song with music for the accompanist. Come dressed to move.