2017 July - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - July 2017 Edition

HawkTalk Student Newsletter - Your Success in College and Beyond!

Hawk Hint

We’ve recently revealed a sleek, modern, and strong logo, featuring our mascot--The CSM Hawk! Look forward to seeing it all over campus starting this fall.

Your Success
in College and Beyond!

At CSM, from your first day to the time you leave, you will have the support of a wide range of student services designed to help you achieve your goals at CSM, in your chosen career, and in life.

college life 

Our academic advisors are here to guide you. Get ahead in class with tutoring and library services! Be ready to make your next move with transfer services.

personal life

Exercise your body and relax your mind with our fitness centers and personal counseling. Meet people through our athletics and student life programs!

career life

Our FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE options allow you to work and earn your degree. Our career services can prepare you for career opportunities before and after you graduate.

Want to take advantage of all of these services while you earn your degree? Register today for Fall 2017!

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

Due to peak registration, Academic Advising offices at La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses are moving to an all walk-in status from August 7 to September 12 to maximize the number of students that advisors see during this busy time. Want to beat the crowd? Schedule your July appointment now to plan your next courses and beyond!

Drop Anchor. Be Ready for Fall

Drop Anchor.
Be Ready for Fall!

You’ve made waves all summer. Now is the time to drop anchor and come ashore for Summer Session IV. This condensed 6-week session is designed for the seasoned student and may help you get closer to completing your degree.

Summer Session IV (6 weeks)
July 10 – August 20

What are you waiting for? Set Sail for CSM before classes start on July 10!

VanGO Survey

VanGO Survey

Hawks, we need your help! Charles County is developing a new transportation plan, and because CSM students are one of the largest groups of VanGo riders, your input is needed! Just take this short survey to participate.

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 Concert on the Lawn

August 6, 1 - 3 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus

If you are taking your final class(es) this summer, visit Academic Advising to complete a simple and free graduation application by August 1. If you plan to attend the January 18, 2018 Commencement Ceremony, notify your advisor. More information about graduation is available on the Graduation page.

Withdrawal Dates for Summer Sessions

Important Dates

July 4
Holiday: Independence Day (College Closed)

July 9
Classes end for Summer Session I (6 weeks)

July 10
Classes begin for Summer Session IV (6 weeks)

July 25
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit for Summer Session III (9 weeks)

August 2
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit for Summer Session II (12 weeks) and Summer Session IV (6 weeks)

September 5
Classes begin for Fall Semester (15 weeks) and Fall Minisession I (7 weeks)

Connect with Us

Connect with Us

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening at CSM by connecting with us:

Snapchat: @csm_hawks
Instagram: @collegeofsouthernmaryland
Facebook: College of Southern Maryland
Twitter: @csmhawk

You can also download the CSM Mobile App through Google Play or the App Store.

Saving Energy During the Summer

Stay Cool
for 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.