2018 March - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

The Arts at CSM

Michael Kannen, cello

Michael Kannen, cello

Ward Virts Concert Series
Building B,
Multipurpose Room
Prince Frederick Campus
Mar. 11

Masters of the Universe

Masters of
the Universe

Tony Hungerford
Memorial Art Gallery
Fine Arts Center
La Plata Campus
Mar. 12 - Apr. 4

Journey's End

Journey's End

Cause Theatre
Fine Arts Center
La Plata Campus
Mar. 15 - 17

Calvert Chamber Players

Chamber Players

Benny C. Morgan
Recital Series
Building A, Auditorium
Leonardtown Campus
Mar. 17

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HawkTalk - March 2018 Edition

Acquire College Credit—Not Debt

Hawk Hint

Spring Break
The CSM faculty and staff wish you a wonderful Spring Break, March 26 - April 1! Enjoy your time off from your studies.

Offices will be closed starting March 27 at 5 p.m.
Campuses will re-open at 8 a.m. on April 2.

Acquire College Credits—Not Debt

At CSM, we do our best to connect students with the scholarships to help them succeed. Check out the resources below:

To be matched with other scholarships based on your programs of study or other criteria, check out CSM’s Online Scholarship Finder. The priority deadline for many of these scholarships is May 31.

Are you a CSM engineering student excelling in your academics? The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is looking for tomorrow's leaders to invest in today. This program offers a scholarship for four semesters and includes comprehensive academic, career, and research support provided to all Clark School students. To apply, click here. The deadline is March 8.

Instead of hitting the beach, use your break to hit the books! Our 2018 Summer Sessions are perfect for catching up on your core requirements. Since Summer Sessions I and IV are back-to-back sessions, you could possibly finish 9 credits in 12 weeks! If you want to get ahead at a more relaxed pace, there is a 9-week or a 12-week session available to you.

Summer Session Dates

  • Summer Session I (6 weeks)
    May 29 – July 8
  • Summer Session II (12 weeks)
    May 29 – August 19
  • Summer Session III (9 weeks)
    June 11 – August 12
  • Summer Session IV (6 weeks)
    July 9 – August 19

As a current student, you can take advantage of priority registration starting on March 13 before classes open up to new students on March 20!

Away this summer but you still want to get ahead? Add a Spring 2018 Minisession II course to your schedule before classes begin on April 2!

Graduation Applications Are Due!

Graduation Applications Are Due!

We are proud of your accomplishments and are excited to celebrate your success! We want to see you walk across the stage to accept your diploma and be recognized for your hard work at the Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 24.

If you plan to walk during the Commencement Ceremony, you must meet with an academic advisor before the March 15 deadline to submit a graduation application. It is free to graduate. 

See deadline information for applying to receive your diploma by mail and other information in the 2018 Commencement Guide.

Start a Conversation That Could Save a Lif

Start a Conversation That Could Save a Life

The College of Southern Maryland is partnering with onelove to take action against relationship abuse. Educate and empower yourself by attending our Escalation Workshops held at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses! These workshops consist of the film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator to help open people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse.

La Plata Campus
March 13 
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Prince Frederick Campus
March 19
Building A, Room 119
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Leonardtown Campus
March 21
Building C, Room 216
2:30 – 4 p.m.

The CSM OneCard

The CSM OneCard

The CSM OneCard is your official Student ID and a Discover® pre-paid debit card as well. The CSM OneCard gives you instant access to financial aid (effective Spring 2015) and/or campus funds (Hawk Bucks) in one convenient card.

If you're receiving a college refund and would like it available on your CSM OneCard or deposited directly into your bank account, you will need to log in to your Money Network® account and authorize CSM. For first-time users, click Register Now for step-by-step instructions on authorizing college refunds to your CSM OneCard or electronically to your bank account.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101

This online health and wellness magazine is your resource on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive Student Health 101 each month to your e-mail inbox.

Visiting a college is the best way to get a feel for the campus—from classes and dorms to the cafeteria menu. Join Transfer Services on a road trip as we visit several colleges and universities throughout the semester.

Spring 2018 Tours

  • March 16: George Mason University
  • March 23: Capitol Technology University
  • April 13: Coppin State University and Morgan State University
  • April 20: Salisbury University

For more information, times, and to RSVP, click here.

Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Make connections with area employers and businesses from throughout Southern Maryland, and learn how to rise up the job ladder at this annual event! Attendees will be able to network with area professionals for current/future job openings, receive walk-in resumé assistance, and practice their elevator pitches.

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

Check here for an updated list of participating employers. The event is free to all students, alumni, and community members! Have questions? Contact Career Services at

Tackle Life’s Difficult Subjects

Tackle Life’s Difficult Subjects

The Student Affairs Department and Counseling Services is hosting events at the La Plata Campus throughout the spring to teach students, faculty, and staff how to navigate hard-hitting topics in our community.

Kandice Carter from the States Attorney's Office will discuss legal issues.
March 16
9 – 11 a.m.
Community Education Building (CE Building), Room 101

Student Planning

Student Planning

Getting to graduation requires careful planning! Meet with an academic advisor in an appointment to plan your program to graduation! We will use the new Student Planning software to plan out your semesters at CSM. We can help you to determine exactly when you will graduate! Make your academic planning appointment now!

Coming Soon: Data Center Upgrade

Coming Soon: Data Center Upgrade

CSM  is in the midst of a Technology Infrastructure Capital Project which includes an upgrade to our data center. Over Spring Break, CSM services including myLearning, my.CSMD, Online Services, and Student Planning will be shut down to facilitate the update. The main CSM website will be available, however; our phone system will not. Information Technology Services will continue to update the college community of any changes to this operation. If you any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 301-934-7740 or ext. 4357.

Withdrawal Dates

Withdrawal Dates

Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit for the Spring Semester (15 weeks) is April 4.

Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit for the Spring 12-Week Session is April 16.