2018 April - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

The Arts at CSM

15th Annual Jazz Festival

15th Annual Jazz Festival

Fine Arts Center (FA Building)
La Plata Campus
April 5 - 7

Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

Connections Literary Series Reading
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room (Room 103)
La Plata Campus
April 6

Holly Roadfeldt, piano

Holly Roadfeldt, piano

Ward Virts Concert Series
Building B,
Multipurpose Room
Prince Frederick Campus
April 8

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Fine Arts Center (FA Building)
La Plata Campus
April 13 - May 11

Barbershop Extravaganza

Fine Arts Center (FA Building)
La Plata Campus
April 14

Renaissance Festival

Fine Arts Center (FA Building)
Theatre and FA Lawn
La Plata Campus
April 20 - 22

Around the World in 8 Plays

Children's Theatre
Outdoor stage on the lawn between FA Building and LR Building
La Plata Campus
April 21 - 22

Spring 2018 Publication Reading

Connections Literary Magazine
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room (Room 103)
La Plata Campus
May 4

Spring Dance Performance

Fine Arts Center (FA Building)
La Plata Campus
May. 17

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HawkTalk - April 2018 Edition

Register Now for Summer Classes

Hawk Hint

Planning to drop a course? April 4 is the last day to drop a course for the regular spring semester. Don’t forget: dropping courses can affect your financial aid or veteran’s benefits.

Register Now for Summer Classes

Are you hoping to stay on track for graduation or to graduate early? If your major has 60 required credits, you must take 15 credits during each spring and fall semester for two years. If you’d prefer to take 12 credits per semester, you may be able to make up the credits in the summer and still graduate on time. The pace for each Summer Session is accelerated, so it’s best to take courses that hold your interest.

Make an appointment with an academic advisor if you need to plan your upcoming summer or fall classes, or if you’re not sure what courses to take next.

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

Register Now for Summer Classes

Tri-County Job and Career Fair
April 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)

Looking for work? Head to the Tri-County Job and Career Fair! Meet face-to-face with employers looking to hire in a wide range of fields, make connections with local and regional businesses, and learn how to rise up the job ladder at this annual event!

Do it right, and make a good impression:

  • Dress professionally
  • Bring copies of your resumé to distribute to employers
  • Smile to make a good first impression
  • Make an effort to meet with every employer who could potentially hire you

Check CSM’s website for an updated list of participating employers.

The event is free to all students, alumni, and community members! Have questions? Contact Career Services at

Scholarship Finder Is Open for Fall 2018

Scholarship Finder Is Open for Fall 2018

Paying for college does not have to be the toughest part of completing your degree. The CSM Online Scholarship Finder is now open for the 2018-2019 academic year for new and current students!

Steps to Scholarships

  • Apply to CSM
  • Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete the CSM Online Scholarship Finder application
  • Be auto-matched with relevant scholarships

Check early and check often. Scholarship deadlines are scheduled throughout the year! Apply early for best consideration.

Diversity Office Meet and Greet

Diversity Office Meet-and-Greet

Come see what CSM’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Office is all about! Every month, the office holds a student meet-and-greet at the La Plata Campus, in the Campus Center (CC Building), Room 206. The April 10 and May 8 events are set for 12 - 2 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Institutional Equity and Diversity Office works to make CSM an environment of appreciation and understanding of all cultures. The office sponsors cultural cafes, cultural celebrations, and diversity awareness programs.

Celebrate Community College Month

Celebrate Community College Month

The College of Southern Maryland is proud to participate in the national recognition of Community College Month during the month of April. The 16 Maryland community colleges have partnered together to highlight the impact and role of Maryland’s community colleges and why it’s important to support them during Community College Month. We hope you will join us in celebrating Maryland’s Sweet 16.

The March 15 deadline to walk in the spring Commencement Ceremony has passed, but if you just want to receive your diploma by mail, you must meet with an academic advisor by April 15.
Graduation is not automatic!

Even if you are struggling in one class and not sure you’ll pass, apply anyway! You may just pass! Application is free, quick, and easy. See an academic advisor during a walk-in visit before April 15.

If you applied by the deadline and will participate in Commencement, caps and gowns are sold in the bookstore. More information about Spring graduation can be found in the 2018 Commencement Guide.

Fall Priority Registration Begins April 23

Fall Priority Registration Begins April 23

Check out your program evaluation in Online Services. Go to Student Planning and select “Go to My Progress” to see what courses you need to keep moving toward your degree. If you have questions or you’re getting close to the normal 18 or 36 credits advising hold, it’s time to meet an academic advisor. For additional information, read more about mandatory advising.

Are you preparing for out-of-state transfer? It’s time to find out which CSM program is best for you. Call Academic, Career, and Transfer Advising to schedule an appointment with a transfer advisor.

Priority Registration for Fall Classes

  • Students with 45+ credits at CSM: April 23
  • Students with 30+ credits at CSM: April 24
  • Students with 15+ credits at CSM: April 25
  • Students with 1-14+ credit(s) at CSM: April 26
  • New students: April 27

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

At CSM, we want our students to be well-rounded individuals. That is why we provide a variety of events to enrich your student experience. Check out the diversity, student life, arts, and student success events we have in store for you this month:

To see a full listing of the events going on this April and beyond at CSM, visit

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Student Health 101

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