Student Health, Wellness, and Basic Needs

Your health and well-being play an important role in your college experience. We provide health and wellness resources and education to promote your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Basic Needs

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Hawk Pantries

The Hawk Pantry is a weekly opportunity for students experiencing food insecurity to receive safely stored canned and packaged food items at no cost, at on-campus locations.

Learn More about Hawk Pantries

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CSM Connector Bus

CSM Connector, operated by VanGO, provides free bus service between the tri-county transportation hub in Charlotte Hall, the Regional Hughesville Campus, and the La Plata Campus.

Learn More about the CSM Connector Bus

We're Here for You.

We’re here to help connect you with resources to overcome insecurity and hardship involving food, housing, transportation, and other basic needs. We can assist you with things like:

  • Applying for public benefit programs
  • "Help a Hawk" emergency cash grants
  • Housing and utility assistance
  • Other community or public support 

If you have additional needs or you would like more information about local resources, please send a request to Please be sure to include your student identification number and contact information.

Emotional and Physical Wellness

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Personal Counseling

To make the most of your college experience, CSM Counseling Services are available to help you manage your stresses and challenges. Counseling is confidential and free of charge to all current CSM students.

Learn More about Personal Counseling

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Fitness Centers

CSM offers students free access to the La Plata Campus Fitness Center and the Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Center.

La Plata Campus Fitness Center

Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Center

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Heroin and Opioid Addiction, Prevention, and Training

CSM is committed to educating students about the dangers of heroin and opioid addiction. Heroin and opioid-related deaths have increased drastically in recent years and is the leading cause of death in Maryland’s young adult population.

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Lactation/Nursing Areas

Lactation areas at our four campuses offer working and student mothers private, clean, and calm places to pump breast milk or nurse a baby. All lactation spaces are cleaned daily, and hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes allow mothers to clean before and after their personal use. 

Lactation Rooms are available at:

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