The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will celebrate its 60th spring commencement May 17 with two ceremonies. The first will honor students receiving certificates, associate of arts degrees and associate of arts in teaching degrees. The second will honor students receiving associate of science degrees, associate of applied science degrees, associate of science in engineering degrees and workforce development certificates.

Recognition Ceremony, Workshops and Commencement at CSM in May

News Release, College of Southern Maryland

CSM celebrates its Nursing Recognition Ceremony May 16 as part of the college’s spring commencement events.

CSM Spring Nursing Recognition Ceremony. 5:30 p.m., May 16. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM celebrates its Nursing Recognition Ceremony as part of the college’s spring commencement events. [email protected].

CSM FAFSA Workshop. 2:30 p.m., May 16. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Administration Building (AD), Room 110. The college’s Financial Assistance Department provides one-on-one assistance to members of the community completing a Free Application 

for Federal Aid (FAFSA), the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. This workshop is offered every third Thursday of the month. To learn what documents to bring with you and for more information, call 301-934-7531 or visit www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/laplata/FAFSA-Workshop-5.16.19.

CSM Spring Commencement Ceremonies. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (two ceremonies), May 17, College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Physical Education Center (PE Building), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The college will host two separate ceremonies, which are dependent on the degree or certificate the graduate is receiving. The 10 a.m. event will honor students receiving certificates, associate of arts degrees and associate of arts in teaching degrees. The 3 p.m. event will honor students receiving associate of science degrees, associate of applied science degrees, associate of science in engineering degrees and workforce development certificates. Free, but tickets provided to graduates are required. CSM conducts a bag check at the commencement ceremonies. Please note that everyone may be subject to a bag check before entry. Visitors are encouraged to leave large bags, purses, diaper bags, and backpacks in their vehicles or at home as these will be subject to the bag check process at the door. [email protected]www.csmd.edu/student-services/registrar/graduation/.

CSM Begins Code Green Fridays. May 24-Aug. 9, College of Southern Maryland (CSM), all campuses. In an effort to decrease energy costs during the summer months, CSM will be running a Code Green initiative starting May 24 and continuing each Friday through Aug. 9. During Code Green days, most CSM buildings and services will close at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and remain closed throughout the weekend. Code Green does not affect the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center, CSM Kids’ and Teen College programs or the CSM Public Safety and Preparedness team. 301-934-2251. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/community-events/2019-code-green-5.24

CSM Closed for Memorial Day Weekend. May 25-27. All campuses will be closed May 25 to 27 for Memorial Day weekend. www.csmd.edu.

All CSM campuses, with the exception of the Children’s Learning Center, will be closed May 31 to allow employees to participate in a day of professional development.

CSM Campuses Closed for Professional Development Day. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 31. All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland, with the exception of the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland, will be closed to allow employees to participate in a day of professional development. In addition, all campuses will remain closed after 1:30 p.m. for Code Green Friday. www.csmd.edu.

CSM’s campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two-week advance notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support/ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

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