Student Retention & College Life

Get Involved!

College is about more than just sitting in classes and earning a degree. It's about being involved and taking advantage of other kinds of learning experiences. At Chemeketa, we believe our programs outside the classroom help involve students more fully in their education.

The Multicultural Center (MC Bldg.2, Rm. 177) is a great place to relax and meet students and community members located in Bldg. 2 near the Student Center and C-Store.

You can get involved and meet people through clubs and organizations, student government (ASC), and leadership opportunities. Our Student Center is designed to provide space for students' and the many campus community events held in the center.

Chemeketa Community College is committed to promoting voter registration and civic engagement among our students. Get more information and register online.


Student Retention & College Life supports teaching and learning by fostering student success, inter-cultural competence, and leadership.

Services Offered To Students

The Book Exchange offers a non-profit free service to Chemeketa students as an alternative to purchasing new books for their classes. Operated by the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC), this exchange allows students to sell books they no longer need to other students who may need them. It also allows students to buy books offered by other students at a reduce price. Students may also sell or buy calculators and any other items required for use in their classes. For information, please contact Student Retention and College Life or call 503.399.5116.

The Book Exchange Hours of Operation in Building 2, Room 176 -

To sell books Finals week:

(Fall term and winter term)

10 am-4 pm

To buy books 1st week of term:

(Winter term and spring term)

10 am-4 pm

Conversation Tables are facilitated by the International Ambassadors and are held weekly beginning the third week of the term in Building 2, Student Center. Chemeketa students may learn new cultures and new languages such as: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, and Spanish. For more information, e-mail or call 503.365.4686.

The Chemeketa Food Pantry is a resource for our campus community. It helps students in need focus on their studies rather than how they are going to feed themselves. The Chemeketa Food Pantry is coordinated by Yesica Navarro and the Student Retention Assistants. With the donations from students, staff and the community we are able to help students in need. We ask for non-perishable, unopened, and unexpired items such as: baby food or formula; beans; canned vegetables and fruits; crackers, chips, or nuts; oatmeal; pudding or Jello; soups; canned tuna or chicken; boxed meals; cereal; drinks; pasta; rice; canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes. If you need food or would like to donate to the Chemeketa Food Pantry, you may stop by our office Monday–Friday from 8 am–4:30 pm. Chemeketa ID is required to pick up food. For more information, e-mail or call 503.399.5116.


For more information about our services and events, you may contact us at 503.399.5116 or e-mail