2020 June - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - June 2020 Edition

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Congrats to the Class of Spring 2020!

The College of Southern Maryland honored 470 new graduates on Friday, May 29, with our 61 st Spring Commencement—and our first ever all-online commencement ceremony! 

Our latest grads’ drive and determination kept them going through all the twists of the last few months. We couldn't be more proud. 

Collage of a few 2020 CSM Graduates

Visit to enjoy and relive the best moments from the 61st Spring Commencement and the Graduation Watch Party.

CSM’s Class of Spring 2020: Students before, graduates now, Hawks always.

A year in review from Student Life:

CSM students can now take courses in intensive 3-week sessions, starting this summer! This new course format offers even more ways to fit your education into your life.

The 3-week session is a perfect chance to knock out your General Education courses, catch up if you’re lagging behind, or keep your momentum when you’d prefer a more compact course format.

You can find this summer’s 3-week session offerings under Summer III.

Wait List for your perfect schedule

Course Section Wait List: A Second Chance at your First-Choice Schedule

Did someone snag the last spot in the course section you wanted? Don’t give up! When you register for your courses, you can sign up for the Wait List of a section that’s full. That way, if room opens up, you’ve got a second chance at your first-choice schedule!

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Campus Well by 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 Campus Well by Student Health 101 in your inbox. 

June 2020 Survival guide

Help Desk and Advising | CSM College Survival Guide

The College Survival Guide is a monthly feature that directs members of the CSM community to free resources and support for whatever challenges they may be facing. At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone.


Technical difficulties are the last thing you need when you’ve got deadlines looming.  The Help Desk is available to help you with all of CSM’s IT resources. Get in touch with them at or call 301-934-7740.


It’s that time of year again: registration. Finding the schedule that fits your needs and academic goals can feel like playing the least-fun version of Tetris ever. CSM’s academic advisors are here to help you pick the classes that will get you where you want to go.

Schedule your phone or video chat counseling appointment today at

Talon Talks

Join Us for Talon Talks!

Student Life and Counseling Services will be offering Talon Talks—weekly supportive sessions via Zoom, on topics like overcoming math anxiety, transfer options, and staying motivated with online learning. For more details,

There’s still time to register and make your summer count, or look ahead to fall and get the courses you want. Register now for Summer or Fall 2020!

CSM’s Summer and Fall 2020 course offerings will be online. Online courses let you advance toward your degree, expand your skill base, or discover a new interest, all without changing out of your PJs.

Don’t forget, you can take advantage of CSM’s new 3-week sessions starting in June!

If you have an academic hold, please make an appointment to speak with an advisor.

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We Must Do Better

Hawks, you matter. Our president, Dr. Murphy addressed us all regarding recent events in an open letter to the CSM community last week and the college is ready to do its part.

Please join us next Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m., for a Talon Talk to process our reactions and emotions in light of recent incidents of racism and racist violence, their impact on us as individuals and a community, and how we can support each other better. Event details will be shared to the student e-mail addresses on file with the college.

Transfer Opportunities at CSM

New Transfer Opportunities!

Hawks who’ve got their eye on applying the credits earned at CSM toward their bachelor’s can now take advantage of over 100 transfer opportunities at more than 50 institutions nationwide.

In recent weeks, the college has signed articulation agreements with Morgan State University (Construction Management), Frostburg State University (Accounting, Business Administration, Economics), and the University of Baltimore (BeeLine Dual Enrollment Program).

For more information on how you can get started mapping out your route from associate’s to bachelor’s and beyond, visit Transfer Services.

Hawk Feeder 2020

Hawk Feeder Care Packages: Pick Up Yours June 11

The closure of our campuses also cut off access to the Hawk Feeder micro-pantries and their contents. To make sure these items are available to the members of our community who need them, they have been bundled into care packages and supplemented with other necessities, donated by local community partners.

We will be distributing these care packages on Thursday, June 11, from 1-3 p.m. at the Regional Hughesville Campus, located at 6170 Hughesville Station Place, Hughesville, MD 20637.

We’re asking that Hawks fill out a short form to make sure we have enough care packages on hand. Please sign up no later than Wednesday, June 10. Complete pickup instructions will be provided after you submit the form.

Scholarship Opportunities

One Application, 200+ Scholarships: Scholarship Finder 

There’s still time to submit your Scholarship Finder application! The CSM Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to more than 3,000 students in the last decade. Visit to get started. Don’t delay—many scholarships have a deadline to apply of June 15!