Building on its rich history, the College of Southern Maryland has a promising and exciting future ahead.
Our story began 60 years ago when the Charles County Junior College was established as part of the continuing expansion of the community college in America. At its inception in 1958, the college was governed by the Charles County Board of Education, with the first classes conducted at La Plata High School in the evenings. The Friendly Hall Campus, which is now the La Plata Campus, was established in 1968. The college expanded its services to St. Mary’s County in 1978 and Calvert County in 1980.
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60th Anniversary Signature Events
- May 22: Inauguration of President Maureen Murphy
- May 23: Honors Convocation
- May 24: Spring Commencement
- June 1: CSM Professional Development Day
- July 10, 11, 12: Chautauqua: Seeking Justice
- August 9: 27th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic
- September 14: CSM 60th Birthday Bash at the Blue Crabs Stadium, presented by CSM Alumni & Friends Connection
- September 17: 60th Birthday Celebration, All Campuses
- September 29: CSM Foundation “Celebrating the Decades” Event
- Student Life Fall Festivals
- October 5: Connections Literary Series, featuring Award-winning Poet Aracelis Girmay
- October 14: Ward Virts Concert Series Event
- November 27: Giving Tuesday
- Date TBD: Heroes Veterans Event
- December 13: CSM Holiday Reception