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2018 May - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

The Arts at CSM

Southern Maryland Concert Band

Southern Maryland Concert Band

Fine Arts Center (FA Building)
La Plata Campus
May 12

Antony Zwerdling, baritone

Antony Zwerdling, baritone

Ward Virts Concert Series
Building B,
Multipurpose Room
Prince Frederick Campus
May. 13

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HawkTalk - May 2018 Edition

Register Now for Fall

Hawk Hint

Avoid Being Dropped from Your Classes for Nonpayment!

Pay your summer 2018 bill by choosing one of several payment options before the May 23 deadline, or you will be dropped from all of your registered classes for nonpayment.

The fall 2018 payment deadline is July 31.

Register Now for Fall

Secure seats now for your favorite fall classes and get the class times that fit your life. If fall will be your second or third semester, visit Academic Advising to get a clear picture of the classes you need for your major and to get your normal advising registration hold removed. Learn more about mandatory advising. Don’t let the “Time for Your Program Review” message delay your registration.

2018 Fall Dates

  • Fall Semester (15 weeks)
    September 4 - December 17
  • Fall 12-week Session
    September 24 - December 17
  • Fall Minisession I (7 weeks)
    September 4 - October 22
  • Fall Minisession II (7 weeks)
    October 25 - December 17

Register Now for Fall


Congratulations, Spring Graduates!

Congratulations, Spring Graduates!

If you applied by the March 15 deadline, we look forward to seeing you walk across the stage at the May 24 Commencement Ceremony. If you need to buy your cap and gown, head to the CSM College Store as soon as you can. Commencement information is in the 2018 Commencement Guide.

Missed the deadline to apply for spring graduation? See an academic advisor by August 1 to apply for a diploma!


Summer Session Starts May 29

Summer Session Starts May 29

The spring semester is winding down and now is the time to sign up for summer classes. If you have completed a couple of semesters and feel like you’re ready for the faster pace of shorter sessions, then sign up now. Summer classes are intense, as they cover an entire semester in a much shorter time.

Students can take up to nine summer credits. Academic advisors can help you choose courses that will work with your program of study.

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

Regent Scholarship

Regents Scholarship

May 11 is the deadline to apply for the Regents Scholars Program—the University System of Maryland's most prestigious scholarships for community college students. The Gross or Shipley and Weinberg scholarships cover the entire cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees, on-campus room and board, and even a stipend to defray other academic expenses.

Regents Scholars are chosen for their demonstrated academic ability. Strong motivation, exceptional character, and a record of extracurricular accomplishments are also factors in the selection process. Several partial scholarships will also be awarded.

Get an application in the Financial Aid Office or the Advising Office. All scholarship packets must be submitted to James Spence, Assistant Director of Transfer Services.


Maryland Transfer Advantage

Maryland Transfer Advantage

Apply now for the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) at the University of Maryland College Park. MTAP guarantees acceptance to the university to students who complete at least 30 credits or an associate's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA, but you must apply by the priority deadline. While at CSM, students can take one course per semester at College Park at a twenty-five percent discount not to exceed nine credits.

For more information, check out transfer services or contact James Spence, assistant director of transfer services at transfer@csmd.edu. Application deadline is June 1.


Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Prevention

Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Prevention

CSM wants to help in the fight against opioid addiction. Deaths related to heroin and opioid overdose have reached epidemic proportions and are now the leading cause of death for young adults. Learn more through our Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Prevention training.

Spring 2018
Textbook Buyback

Spring 2018 Textbook Buyback

Don’t forget to bring your used textbooks to the CSM College Store to get cash back to use for summer fun! Spring Textbook Buyback runs May 14 - 24 and 29 at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses. Check out the times below at store nearest you!

La Plata College Store

  • May 14 - 17 and May 21 - 24
    10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • May 18
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • May 29
    10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Leonardtown and
Prince Frederick College Stores

  • May 14 - 17 and May 21 - 24
    10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • May 18 
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • May 29
    10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Keep in mind that the CSM College Store does not buy back study guides, workbooks, or books containing CDs, DVDs, flash drives, or access codes. CSM Student ID Required.


Code Green

Code Green

CSM is dedicated to decreasing energy costs and usage during the summer months, so it runs an 11-week Code Green Initiative each year. Code Green starts the week of May 21 and ends August 3. All administrative offices at the college close at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays during this time.

All classes, Kids’ and Teen College, and CSM’s St. Charles Children’s Learning Center programs operate on a normal schedule. Public Safety and Preparedness personnel also stay on campus.


Scholarship Finder

Extended Scholarship Finder Deadline!

CSM Scholarship Finder is open for the 2018-19 academic year. The application deadline has now been extended and students will be able to apply through 11:59 p.m. on June 4.
Some additional funds may be available during the summer, depending on available funding. Call 301-934-7531 for more information.


Upcoming Calendar Events

Upcoming Calendar Events

May 8 and 9: Join the Men of Excellence Open Discussion at 2:30 p.m. May 8 and noon May 9 in CC206 on the La Plata Campus.

May 10: The Provocations Faculty Excellence Speaker Series presents “STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Really Have a Place with the Sciences and Math?” at 7 p.m. in LR 102 on the La Plata Campus. Professor of Biology Melanie Osterhouse and Adjunct Instructor of Art Amee Patel will speak.

May 15: “Seeking Common Ground: An Interfaith Conversation” will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Building B, Room 105, on the Prince Frederick Campus. Learn some of the universal truths shared by all faiths.


Connect with Us

Connect with Us

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Facebook: College of Southern Maryland
Twitter: @csmhawks

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


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