Chemeketa in the 2000s

January 2000 — The Technology Classroom Building is dedicated on the Salem Campus. The building has 14 computer labs and a 465-seat auditorium equipped for high-tech presentations and a variety of performances.

June 2000 — Chemeketa served more than 50,000 students during the 1999-2000 academics year. Chemeketa is the second-largest community college in Oregon.

February 2002 — The Student Life Center is dedicated. This attachment to Building 2 provides meeting space, multicultural center, a lounge and convenience store for students. It includes office space for Student Life and Student Support Services.

September 2002 — The Peace Garden is dedicated in a September 11 ceremony as a place for remembrance and reflection. At the same dedication ceremony, the college rededicated its name, "Chemeketa," which means "a place of peace."

May 2008 — Voters approve a $92 million bond levy to create additional classroom space and pay for deferred maintenance projects.

September 2008 — First Chemeketa Scholars, who receive free tuition for high academic achievement, begin attending

September 2009 — Chemeketa initiates celebrating its 40th anniversary with the implementation of a new logo and brand identity system.