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Student Success Center

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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center


La Plata Campus

Student Success Center, LR Building, Room 120
Testing Center, LR Building, Room 114

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus

Student Success Center, B Building, Room 111
Testing Center, A Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340


Prince Frederick Campus

Student Success Center, PFA Building, Room 125
Testing Center, PFA Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laura M. Robins
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040

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Learning Lab

Prince Frederick Campus

The Learning Lab on the Prince Frederick campus is within the Student Success Center at PFA Building,  Room 125. The Student Success Center offers 8 computers with internet capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and group study areas.  Academic tutoring and general student success resources are also located in this center. 


Leonardtown Campus

The Learning Lab on the Leonardtown campus is within the Student Success Center at Building B, Room 111. The Student Success Center offers 6 computers with internet & printing capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and a group study area.


La Plata Campus

At the La Plata Campus, the Learning Lab is located in the Learning Resource Center (LR building) in Room 118 and has 40 Internet ready computers with printing capabilities.  All computers come with 2013 Microsoft Office Suite and over 50 software applications available.

Learning Lab Self-Help & Resources

The Learning Lab has the following Self-Help materials and resources available for student review and use:

Self-Help Materials

Resources to Help You Succeed

  • Models for anatomy, chemistry, biology, and nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology equipment for nursing
  • Microscopes and slides for anatomy and microbiology
  • Books on reserve
  • Over 50 software tutorials for reading, writing, math, biology, microbiology, anatomy, nursing, and more
  • Face-to-face group tutoring during spring, summer, and fall semesters
  • Assistance with online navigation for Blackboard courses and online tutoring


The Learning Lab is also where most of the tutoring for the Student Success Center takes place. Please see the schedules located at for more information.


Learning Lab Evaluation Survey

The Student Success Center requests that you evaluate your experience in the Learning Lab. Your feedback is very important for achieving our goal of building a quality program. Your honest responses will be appreciated. Including your name and email on the form is optional. Please click here to complete the survey. You may also download the pdf version, complete it and email it to the center at, hand deliver it to the LR 120 or the Student Success Coordinator on your campus.



Fall /Spring Semester

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Summer Semester

Students and faculty must utilize their my.csmd usernames and passwords to log into computers in the Learning Lab.

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Reserving the Learning Lab

Faculty and staff may reserve the Learning Lab for class instruction or special sessions by completing the Learning Lab Reservation form or delivering the Learning Lab Reservation Form to the LR 118. If you have any questions, call at (301) 934-7657 or email

Study Rooms

Students can reserve small study rooms 124 and 200A in the Learning Resource Center (LR) Building, which seat about 4 to 6 people by sending an email to with the names and student ID number of participants, course, date, and start and end times. You will receive an email response confirming the reservation.

Group Study Rooms Policy & Procedures

About Group Study Rooms
  • Group Study Rooms are for the exclusive use of current (registered for a course) College of Southern Maryland students for course related purposes only.
  • Study rooms are intended for groups of at least two or more. Space for singular study is available in the library.
  • CSM arranged Tutoring takes precedence over any reservation.
  • Group Study Rooms must be reserved before use. Advance or walk-in reservations are acceptable and can be made at the Student Success Center Front Office at LR 120, by email at  
  • Group Study Rooms may not be used for social gathering, clubs, organizations, staff, or departmental business meetings or for instructor and faculty office hours.
  • Group Study Rooms are always kept locked. A CSM Library or Student Success Center staff member can assist students with reservations in opening a room.
  • Study rooms are available for College of Southern Maryland students on a first come, first served basis; however, group users without reservations must leave when requested by a group with proof of a valid reservation, i.e., confirmation of the reservation by the Library or Student Success Center.

Policies For Student Use
  • The College of Southern Maryland is not responsible for personal possessions abandoned in rooms.
  • Leaving unattended items in an unscheduled room does not constitute exclusive use and others may use rooms even if unattended items are left behind.
  • Furniture (chairs, tables, shelving, boards, etc.), markers, erasers, and cleaning materials should not be removed from the rooms.
  • No food, uncovered drinks, drugs, or alcohol of any kind may be used in the rooms.
  • There should be no gratuitous noise, unruly conduct, musical instruments or loud music played in the rooms.
  • Violation of any policy will result in students being ejected from the study room and excluded from further access for the remainder of the semester.
  • Report any issues, scheduling disputes or abuse to the Library Circulation Desk or Student Success Center at LR 120.
  • If after 20 minutes a group does not show up, CSM staff can cancel the reservation and the room may be given to another group.
Room Reservations
  • Bookings may be made up to 2 weeks in advance by phone at (301)934-7657, email at, or the Student Success Center at LR 120. The Library Circulation Desk can handle day of reservations.
  • Each student can make two, one-hour reservations per day per room.
  • If plans change, a student should cancel his/her reservation.
  • Reservations have priority. If a study room is in use without prior arrangements by a group or singular occupant, occupants must leave when asked by a group with a valid reservation. Study rooms are available (subject to the policies above) on a first come, first served basis.
  • Anyone who is using the room without a reservation should be required to complete a reservation or be asked to leave. No one is allowed to use the rooms without a reservation.