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HawkTalk - June 2019 Edition

HawkTalk - June 2019 Edition - Get Registered for Fall

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Code Green has begun
Every Friday CSM campuses close at 1:30 p.m. to conserve energy in the summer months.

Get Registered for Fall

The earlier you register for your fall 2019 classes, the more likely you are to get the schedule that works best for you. Register by June 30 and you will be entered in a drawing to win a $500 scholarship or $200 voucher for books. Two winners will be drawn from each county. Check your progress in Student Planning in Online Services to see what classes you still need to graduate in your program of study. If you need help, go see an academic advisor.

If this is your second or third full-time semester, it’s time for a mandatory advising session, so you need to see an academic advisor to go over your program and progress. An advisor will help you to understand the classes you need and remove the mandatory advising hold in order for you to register.

Reminder, payment deadline for the Fall Semester 2019 is July 31.

Fall Semester 2019 Dates

  • Fall Semester (15 weeks)
    September 3 - December 16
  • Fall 12-week Session
    September 23 - December 16
  • Fall Minisession I (7 weeks)
    September 3 - October 21
  • Fall Minisession II (7 weeks)
    October 24 - December 16

Register Now for Fall


LGBTQIA+ Conference

 LGBTQIA+ Conference

Students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about LGBTQIA+ matters can attend the third annual regional LGBTQIA+ Conference on June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., at the Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room. The event is being hosted by CSM and Towson University.

The theme this year is building coalitions, offering a broad base for the entire event–it can mean coalitions between faculty and students, between two-year and four-year institutions, between student groups, etc.


Fall 2019 Scholarships Are Still Available

Fall 2019 Scholarships Are Still Available

The CSM Online Scholarship Finder is still open for the 2019-2020 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.


Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves

Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves

July 9 - 11, 6:45 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater

This free humanities program brings history to life through speakers and performances.

  • Matthew Henson, July 9, 6:45 p.m.
  • Jacques Cousteau, July 10, 6:45 p.m.
  • Grace O'Malley, July 11, 6:45 p.m.

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


LAX Prospect Day

LAX Prospect Day

Did you play men’s lacrosse in high school? Are you an athlete and think you might have something to offer our men’s lacrosse team? Come check out LAX Prospect Day on June 15 on the athletic fields of the La Plata Campus, behind the Physical Education Center (PE Building). Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the activities start at 9. Don’t be late!


Celebrate Your Achievements

Celebrate Your Achievements

Students who have finished Continuing Education Healthcare programs in the Winter and Spring semesters will be celebrated at a Pinning Ceremony at 2 p.m., June 25 in Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113 on the La Plata Campus.

RSVP online if you’d like to go.

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Get specific with your identity at CSM. Students can now request to identify a chosen first name and/or pronouns to be used for college purposes. Your chosen name will be displayed on your student ID and in student online systems like grade rosters, unofficial transcripts, degree audits, and student planning.

Both your legal and chosen names will be associated with your student ID/account number. Your chosen name cannot be used on official college documents or records, and legal names still have to be used for official college documents like transcripts, financial aid forms, financial obligations, and payroll records.

Check out the request form and learn more on the Registrar's web page. Any questions can be sent to the registrar@csmd.edu e-mail account.


Enrollment Express

Enrollment Express

Ready to start at CSM? Join us at one of our Enrollment Express events and complete everything you need to become a student in one day. Explore our La Plata, Leonardtown, or Prince Frederick campuses, where you can:

  • Complete placement tests; test-takers must arrive by 9 a.m.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to develop your academic plan.
  • Register for classes and make payment arrangements.
  • Visit the CSM College Store and purchase books for the upcoming semester.

Be sure to apply for admission before joining us for the fun!


Important Summer Dates

Important Summer Dates

Get ready for Summer Session III (9 weeks). Classes start on June 10.

June 18 is the last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade for 2019 Summer Session I (6-week session).

The college will be closed July 4 and 5 for Independence Day.


FAFSA Workshop

FAFSA Workshop

Don’t let the FAFSA hold you up. On the third Thursday of every month, you can attend a FAFSA workshop with our Financial Aid Department for one-on-one help with this important form. This month’s workshop is June 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Administration (AD) Building, Room 110 of the La Plata Campus.


Student Health 101

Student Health 101

Did you know we have an awesome resource at CSM for nutrition, health advice, recipes, and even career help? Check out the latest issue, and sign up to get Student Health 101 in your inbox.