2018 July - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - July 2018 Edition

Now Is the Time to Register for Fall!

Hawk Hint

Summer Hours

It’s Summer! That means different hours at the Café on the La Plata Campus! Until fall, the hours will be:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The CSM College Stores at all campuses are now open:
Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Now is the Time to Register for Fall!

The Fall 2018 Semester begins on September 4! Secure seats now for fall classes and get the class times that fit your life.

If you now have (or are close to obtaining) 18 or 36 credits, you need to see to an academic advisor to register for classes this fall. To determine the number of credits you have, login to my.CSMD. Don’t let the “Time for Your Program Review” message delay your registration. Learn more about mandatory advising.

You can schedule an advising appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays through August 3. Appointments are filling up quickly, so act now! Walk-in advising appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays, now through August 3. After August 3, only walk-in appointments will be available.

Visit Academic Advising

Avoid Being Dropped From Your Classes!

Tuition payments for the Fall 2018 Semester are due in full on July 31. If you register on or after the payment due date, you must pay in full, enroll in the payment plan or meet one of the other options listed on the tuition and fees website.

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

Avoid long lines in August by scheduling an advising appointment in July! Because it’s peak registration time, Academic Advising offices on all campuses move to an all walk-in status beginning August 6 to September 14 to ensure advisors can see the largest possible number of students. Schedule a July appointment now to plan for fall and beyond!

Chautauqua 2018: Seeking Justice

Experience History Firsthand

July 10 - 12, 6:45 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Theatre

It’s summer in Southern Maryland, that means it’s time for Chautauqua! This FREE living history performance comes to the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center each July, and this year’s theme is “Seeking Justice.” This 24th season will celebrate those who have contributed to the search for justice by bringing three activists from American history to life.

Frederick Douglass, July 10, 6:45 p.m.
A writer, orator, and abolitionist, but above all, was one of the most important African-American activists of the 19th century. The Maryland icon will be portrayed by Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker.

Eleanor Roosevelt, July 11, 6:45 p.m.
A humanitarian, diplomat, and the longest serving First Lady in American history, but she was also an important advocate for justice. She will be portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak, a writer, speaker, living history presenter, and storyteller.

Thurgood Marshall, July 12, 6:45 p.m.
A civil rights activist from Baltimore who broke barriers as the lead NAACP attorney in Brown v. Board of Education and as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. He will be portrayed by Brian Anthony Wilson, a film and television actor and producer who will perform a scene from the play Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr., followed by a dialogue with Lenneal Henderson.

Chautauqua is presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership with College of Southern Maryland with support from Old Line Bank.

Performances subject to change. Illustration by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, Maryland

Graduation is not automatic! If you have completed the requirements for your degree or certificate program this summer, it’s time to meet with an academic advisor. You will need to fill out a graduation by August 1 to be a summer graduate!

Be proud of your accomplishment! We are!

Open Field

Open Field

Join the Hawks Women’s Soccer Team every Monday and Wednesday for open practices through July 31. The soccer fields will be open 4 - 6 p.m. each time, giving players a chance to come out, have fun, and showcase their talents.

For information, contact Head Coach Nina Duron at

Important Dates

Important Dates

July 9
Classes begin for Summer Session IV (6 weeks)

July 23
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade for Summer Session III (9 weeks)

July 24
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade for Summer Session II (12 weeks)

July 30
Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade for Summer Session IV (6 weeks)

August 12
Classes end for Summer Session III (9 weeks)

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