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CSM Summer 2021 Campus Updates

Updated: 6/18/2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognizes that emergency mandates and restrictions associated with the COVID-19 state of emergency in Maryland will be lifted on July 1 as per Governor Hogan’s recent announcement. Local governments and school systems, including CSM, have the authority to set safety protocols that govern their institutions. CSM will remain in Phase 3 Reduced Operations until August 18 as planned.  CSM administration has committed to announcing COVID-19 related changes at least four weeks in advance, whenever possible, to allow time for effective transitions. Changes regarding the fall semester will be announced no later than July 15. 

CSM Operational Status: Reduced Operational Status  

The College of Southern Maryland enacted Phase 3: Reduced Operations on May 10 for the Summer Session. The college plans to stay in Phase 3 through the end of the Summer Session on August 18.

The college uses a data-driven, phased approach to gradually return to working and offering classes on campus. Our goals are to protect the health of students and employees; help ensure the well-being of the community; and carefully and deliberately resume campus operations in a safe manner. The college uses information from the CDC, our local Health Department, the Maryland Governor’s Office, and other sources to make changes to our Operational Status. The college will announce any changes to our current Operational Status for the Fall Semester by July 16, 2021.

Summary of Phase 3 Status: Classes remain primarily online, and student services are primarily virtual, but on-campus appointments are available. Visitors to campus are subject to a COVID-19 self-assessment prior to entry. While masks are not required in many areas, masks are required for classrooms, labs, student support areas, and other shared spaces.

Classes (Credit and Non-Credit) 

Classes will continue as they are—virtually, with limited face-to-face classes. For more information about instructional types, visit www.csmd.edu/instruction

Student Services 

All student services are available online, by phone, by e-mail and on-campus. Appointments for on-campus services are highly encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accommodated as time and social-distance protocols allow.  Learn how to schedule an appointment here.

Campus Operational Hours 

During Phase 3, the college will generally adhere to a Monday through Thursday schedule for any on-site campus activities. 


La Plata CampusLeonardtown CampusPrince Frederick Campus
  • Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 - 5 p.m.

CSM College Store

The La Plata College Store is open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Leonardtown and Prince Frederick College Stores remain closed at this time. Textbooks and required course materials are only available for purchase online at www.csmcollegestore.com with free shipping through June 30, 2021 or free pick up at the La Plata College Store. Textbook rental returns are due by May 18, 2021. Visit the College Store website for more information.

For information regarding community health metrics and College of Southern Maryland’s Return to Campus Plan, please click here.

If you have any questions about what is open, closed or available in an alternative format, please contact us at www.csmd.edu/LetsTalk.