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CSM Moved to Modified Restricted Operations

Updated: 1/15/2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is currently under Modified Restricted Operations. Physical access to the campuses is restricted, and strict health precautions continue to be rigorously enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all of its campuses.


Extended virtual student service hours will be available January 4-22 to help you get ready for spring—the spring semester begins January 19. Learn more.

The majority of instruction will remain in a virtual environment through May 2021. There are, however, a very few classes that run onsite for pedagogical reasons. No class shall have more than 24 individuals in a room. All rooms for an in-person learning must allow for generous social distancing.


All CSM campuses are closed to the public. Employees who need access to their offices may do so on Wednesdays, provided they have received appropriate approval by filling out the Campus Access Justification Form.

Students attending on-campus classes, instructors teaching on-campus hybrid classes, and employees who are routinely scheduled by their supervisor to perform essential on-campus services may continue to have access without submitting a new justification form. However, all other employees – even if previously granted permission to regularly work on campus – must be reauthorized to be on campus.

screenshot of the CSM Safe AppEffective January 19, CSM is implementing a new procedure to monitor the health of individuals coming to campus. Prior to visiting a CSM location, faculty, staff, and students are required to complete a short self-assessment on the CSM Safe app to screen for COVID-19 symptoms or risk of recent exposures.

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The college will continue to maintain rigorous health and safety precautions on its campuses.


All Student Services, including the College Store and Student Account Services (Bursar), will be primarily virtual.  In the event that a student has a need that cannot be handled virtually, the student may request an appointment.


Governor Hogan has asked that we avoid traveling to states with a positivity rate of over 10% or a 7-day case rate of 20 cases per 100,000 people. Students and employees who do travel to those areas are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return and will not be allowed on campus during this period.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact us at www.csmd.edu/LetsTalk.