As Weather Warms, CSM Readies to Launch #GivingTuesdayNow, Holds First Virtual Commencement, Open House and Night of Cybersecurity in Zoom

“Giving Tuesday Now” May 5:  All day, online. May 5. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation will join the global movement #GivingTuesdayNow. #GivingTuesdayNow is a day of giving and unity that will take place on social media May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. Follow CSM Alumni and Friends on Facebook throughout the day. All proceeds will go to the CSM Hawks Student Emergency Fund  to aid vulnerable students experiencing challenges from the pandemic. csmfoundation@csmd.edu. 301-934-7647.

Virtual Open House: 5 – 7 p.m. May 13. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will hold a Virtual Open House in Zoom. Participants can learn how to get started at CSM, meet faculty, learn about financial aid and scholarships, incur less debt, receive transfer information, and hear from CSM alumni. Must register to receive Zoom meeting login/password. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/campus-open-house-tours/

Virtual Night of Cybersecurity: 5 – 7 p.m. May 20. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will hold a virtual Night of Cybersecurity using Zoom. Participants can learn more about the wide range of career and industry options within Cybersecurity, along with an overview of CSM’s Cybersecurity Program. Must register to receive Zoom meeting login/password. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/community-events/laplata/2020-03-04_nightofcybersecurity

CSM Closed for Memorial Day Weekend. May 23-25. No classes will be held May 23 to 25 for Memorial Day weekend. www.csmd.edu.

Virtual Spring Commencement: 11 a.m. May 25. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host its 61st Spring Commencement virtually to celebrate 472 candidates for graduation. The commencement ceremony will include formal remarks from faculty, staff and a CSM student, and include a watch party on social media. https://www.csmd.edu/student-services/registrar/graduation/

Accommodations Request: CSM strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Glennis Daniels-Bacchus at 301-934-7614 or godaniels-bacchus@csmd.edu.

Coronavirus Update

CSM will maintain a virtual learning environment for its students, and faculty and staff will continue to operate remotely, or in restricted mode, through Aug. 16, 2020. CSM’s campuses remain restricted to pre-approved and authorized personnel. This date may again be extended as CSM stands united with the nation in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Along with limiting public access to campuses, CSM has made several operational changes that can be tracked at ready.csmd.edu/covid-19/.  Please visit the website often for resources and updates.

Students should make sure they are monitoring their CSM student email accounts, as well as the MyLearning course shells for their individual courses, and stay in close contact with their professors if they have any questions about their courses.

CSM remains in contact with local, state and federal authorities, and will share information as quickly as possible when and if these new operating conditions change.

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