Chemeketa Polk Center Student Services
Chemeketa Polk Center provides a number of services to help you succeed.
Check out the different services available at the Chemeketa Polk Center in Dallas.
Getting Started Workshops at Chemeketa Polk
If you're not sure about getting started at Chemeketa, have questions about how financial aid works or want tips on how to succeed in college, consider attending one of our free Getting Started Workshop, which take place the term before you would like to start. Watch this page for updated workshop days and times. If you have questions, please call the Polk Center at 503.623.5567.
Summer Term Getting Started Workshops -
- Tuesday, May 21 - 4:00-5:00pm
- Wednesday, June 5 - 9:00-10:00am
- Monday, June 17 - 9:00-10:00am
New Student Advising
All new students to Chemeketa are required to attend a New Student Advising session before you can register for classes. The session helps you plan and register for classes, understand your placement test scores, access student services and learn more about attending Chemeketa. Call the Polk Center to schedule an appointment.
Summer Term Start New Student Advising Dates:
- Wednesday, May 15 - 8:30am
- Wednesday, May 29 - 5:30pm
- Wednesday, June 12 - 5:30pm
- Friday, June 21 - 9:00am
Academic Advising, Counseling & Accessibility Services
General advising is available by appointment-
- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9 am-4 pm
- Wednesday 9 am-7 pm
- Friday 9 am-12 pm
Please register for an advising appointment through your MyChemeketa or call 503.623.5567.
Both general support and career counseling are available Mondays from 9 am-4 pm. Appointments can be made by calling 503.623.5567.
A Student Accessibility Services Specialist is generally available Fridays from 8 am-12 pm by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 503.623.5567.
Proctored and Placement Testing
Proctored and placement testing is available at Chemeketa Polk by appointment only.
Generally testing is held on Fridays from 9am-12pm, but may vary based on other testing being done.
Schedule your appointment for proctored or placement testing by calling 503.623.5567.
Be sure to check out this advice on preparing for your placement tests.
Tutoring in writing and math are available on selected days in the Polk Center lobby. Spring term tutor schedule -
Writing - Wednesdays 9:30am - 6:00pm
Math - Wednesdays 9:30am - 6:00pm and Thursdays 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Online tutoring is available to full and part-time students enrolled in credit classes. Visit Tutoring & Study Skills to learn more.
Computers and printers are available for currently registered Chemeketa students conducting college-related work.
Drop-in times for open computer lab for Spring term are-
- Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs: 11:30 am-12:20 pm, Room 104
- Wed., 2:00-3:30 pm, Room 102
Four computers are available in the lobby during regular center hours for student use.
Chemeketa Polk also has Wi-Fi available for students. Log into your MyChemeketa for instructions on how to connect to the Chemeketa wireless network.
Textbook Pick-up at the Polk Center
You may purchase books and compare prices for other online sites through the Chemeketa Bookstore website. You can have purchased book/items sent to the Polk Center for easy pick-up for free, or shipped to your home for a small fee.
Chemeketa's Textbook Lending Library allows you to check out textbooks for an entire term at no cost. Textbooks are available on a first-come-first-served basis and priority is given to students with a 2.0 GPA or higher for their last term completed. You can find additional information on Chemeketa's Student Services website.
The Polk Center also provides an hourly check-out service on a first-come-first serve basis for selected textbooks.
Student ID cards
Chemeketa student ID cards are available at the Polk Center -
SPRING TERM: April 15 - 25 / Mon.-Thurs. 9am to 7pm
To get a Chemeketa ID card, you need to be a current Chemeketa student, have a current student ID number, and have no holds on your Chemeketa account. There is no charge for your first card, but replacement cards cost $5 each. Student ID cards are needed to utilize the library, tutoring services, computer labs, printing & copy machines, and bookstore. They can also be used for discounts at local area businesses.
Parking Permits are not required at Chemeketa Polk. Permits are required at other Chemeketa locations.
Visit the Parking & Traffic Code page for additional information on parking at Chemeketa.