2017 June - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - June 2017 Edition

HawkTalk Student Newsletter - Race to Degree Completion This Summer!

Hawk Hint

2017-18 FAFSA
Be sure to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA as soon as possible! It can take some time to finalize financial aid, so complete your FAFSA today in order to be ready for fall!

Race to Degree Completion This Summer!

Does a quick sprint to college credits appeal to you more than the regular semester marathon? Summer sessions may be perfect for you. Summer Session III (9 weeks) begins June 12 and Summer Session IV (6 weeks) begins July 10.

Taking two Summer IV classes is comparable to four regular semester classes, so summer students hit the ground running. For help choosing a class, visit Academic Advising during walk-in hours.

Fall classes will start filling up fast, so register now and get the section times you want. Log onto my.CSMD and check your program evaluation in Online Services to find out what classes you need to graduate. If you still need help, schedule an appointment now with Academic Advising–the sooner the better!

2017 Fall Dates

Fall Semester (15 weeks)
September 5 - December 18
Fall 12-week Session
September 25 - December 18
Fall Minisession I (7 weeks)
September 5 - October 23
Fall Minisession II (7 weeks)
October 26 - December 18

Graduating This Summer?

If you’re graduating this summer, you must complete a graduation application by August 1.

See an academic advisor by August 1 to complete a simple and free graduation application. Tell your advisor if you wish to participate in the Winter 2018 Commencement ceremony. See the Commencement Guide for everything you need about commencement, as well as cap and gown fee information.

Upcoming Summer Performances

Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

July 11 - 13, 6:45 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center Lawn

This free humanities program brings history to life through speakers and performances.

  • General John Pershing - July 11, 6:45 p.m.
  • W.E.B. DuBois - July 12, 6:45 p.m.
  • President Woodrow Wilson - July 13, 6:45 p.m.

Chautauqua is sponsored by Old Line Bank and presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership with CSM.

Performances subject to change. In case of inclement weather, performances are to be held in the Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Theatre.

Summer Concerts on the Lawn

Summer Concerts on the Lawn

July 2 and August 6, 1 - 3 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus

Dixie Power Trio with the New Line Brass Band
July 2, 1 - 3 p.m.

August 6, 1 - 3 p.m.

High school graduates who will be full-time CSM students are required to attend an in-person or online Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) session to be registered for fall.

At a SOAR session, enrollment advisors will help new students with college information; Academic advisors will help with academic planning and registration; and advisors will also prepare you for making payment arrangements. Want to see all of the ways to pay for college available at CSM? Click here for more information!

Learn more and register for SOAR today

Withdrawal Dates for Summer Sessions

Withdrawal Dates for Summer Sessions

Summer Session I (6 weeks)
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade is June 21
Summer Session II (12 weeks)
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade is August 2
Summer Session III (9 weeks)
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade is July 25
Summer Session IV (6 weeks)
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade is August 2

Saving Energy During the Summer

Saving Energy During the Summer

Every summer, CSM participates in a “Code Green” environmental initiative which began May 27. Administrative offices close at 1:30 p.m. every Friday until July 28, except for July 7. The Children’s Learning Center, Center for Trades and Energy Training, Kids’ and Teen College, and Public Safety services are not affected.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101

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