Super Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 25. Complete everything you need to become a student at the College of Southern Maryland in one day at La Plata, Leonardtown or Prince Frederick campuses. Arrive by 9 a.m. to complete placement tests. Meet advisors, register, make payment arrangements and purchase books. Apply for admission in advance at 301-934-7765.

CSM Theatre program announces casting calls for three exciting plays.

Open Auditions. 6 p.m. Aug. 13, 14. The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre program has a casting call for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Cause Theatre), Frankenstein (Children’s Theatre) and The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol (Main Stage). Prepare a one-minute monologue. Performers may be asked to perform a song. There are roles for performers age 10 years and older. 301-934-7828.

All-College Convocation. All College of Southern Maryland campus administrative offices and services will be closed until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The college will still be open so classes and essential services will continue to operate on a normal schedule.

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The College of Southern Maryland announces its Wellness and Aquatics Center in Building D at the Leonardtown Campus will be closing for one week of maintenance beginning in August.

Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Closes for Maintenance. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Sept. 4. Leonardtown Campus, Building D, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. During this closure, the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus competition pool will be drained and receive a new plaster coat and the fitness center will receive a new floor and be painted. Wellness and Aquatic Center membership holders may use the Wellness Center at the CSM Prince Frederick Campus, located at 115 Williams Road in Prince Frederick, or the Wellness and Aquatic Center at the La Plata Campus, located at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata, Aug. 27-31. 301-539-4760.

CSM Closes Labor Day Holiday. Sept. 1-3. All College of Southern Maryland campuses are closed in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.

First Day of Fall Semester and Mini-session I. Sept. 4. Fall semester begins at the College of Southern Maryland. Classes begin for fall 2018 full-term (15-week session) and fall mini-session I (seven-week session).

“Rest Area” Exhibit by Rob O’Neil. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 4 – Oct. 4. La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The first exhibit of the College of Southern Maryland’s 2018-19 season will feature work by Rob O’Neil. 301-934-7828.

CSM 60th Birthday Bash. 6 p.m., Sept. 14. Legends Club within the Regency Furniture Stadium, 11726 Saint Linus Drive, Waldorf. Join the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation in celebrating CSM’s 60th anniversary. This event will be held during the SOMD Blue Crabs vs. New Britain Bees baseball game. The first 200 tickets are free by reserving in advance. To reserve call 301-934-7647.

60th Diamond Deacde Mania

Happy Birthday CSM. Sept. 17. The College of Southern Maryland is 60 years young. If you are an alumni, visit We would love to hear from you.

CSM Diamond Decade Mania. 6 p.m., Sept. 29. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This event will highlight and celebrate CSM’s diamond anniversary decade by decade. The community is invited. Music by Backfin Band and several food trucks will be on hand. Sponsorships and tickets ($60 each) are available. 301-934-7647 or

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