Hawk: Ready, Set, Go!

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Hawk: Ready, Set, Go is a three-part orientation program for incoming CSM students. You’ll familiarize yourself with the college, meet your new CSM community, and learn the skills and strategies you need to get ahead. Start your college experience feeling comfortable, prepared, and optimistic with Hawk: Ready, Set, Go!

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Online Orientation

Learn more about Guided Pathways, required CSM technology, registering and paying for classes, Advising and Career Services, classroom success, counseling, disability services, activities outside the classroom, and equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Login to Online Orientation

Note: Login using your my.CSMD account. New students are required to complete New Student Orientation prior to registration. You can also log in to my.CSMD and click the green button that says "Access Online Orientation" in the Announcements section.

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First Year Experience

Whether you are entering CSM from high school, returning to school after several years, or taking classes to transfer, the first year seminar is a critical class to help you transition, get connected, and lay a solid foundation for your student success at CSM and beyond. Additional Resources are available on the First Year Experience website.

Get Hawk Set with these how-to introductory videos:

CSM Online Navigation

What do I need, and where is it? How to access student e-mail

Financial Aid and Scholarship Finder

Financing and how to apply for CSM's Scholarship Finder

Paying your Bill

How to pay your bill and other options

Advising and Career Services

Am I on the right path? What classes do I take?

Student Planning

What is Student Planning and how do I use it?

Classroom Engagements/Success

Faculty expectations in class

Out of the Classroom

What is going on at CSM outside of classes? Student Life, Athletics, Men of Excellence, Student Government Association, Clubs, and Organizations

Academic Success

Learning Support Services Part I

Learning Support Services Part II


Math Resource Center

Ready Set Go

Hawk: Go! is a series of assignments included in many entry-level CSM classes.  Students are invited to apply what they learned in Hawk: Ready and Hawk: Set. These assignments are meant to be help students plan for success, connect to professors and helpful support staff, and cross the finish line with satisfactory grades.  Look for the Hawk: Go! logo at the top of assignments in your entry-level courses.

Some courses that require Hawk: Go! assignments include

  • COM 1010, 1250, and 1350
  • ENG 1010 and 1010T
  • FYS 1010 and 1010A
  • IRW 0900A, 0900B, and 0900C
  • MTH 0991, 0992, 0993, 0994, 1010 and 1010T
  • PSY 1010
  • SCE 1010
  • SOC 1010
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