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
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 Workshops, which take place the term before you would like to start. If you have questions or would like to schedule a workshop, please call the Polk Center at 503.623.5567.
Winter Term Start "Getting Started Workshops"
- Wednesday, October 16, 4:30-5:30pm
- Tuesday, October 22, 9:00-10:00am
- Monday, November 4, 4:30-5:30pm
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 at 503.623.5567 to schedule an appointment for next term start.
Winter Term Start "New Student Advising" Session Dates:
- Wednesday, October 30, 4:30-7:30pm
- Tuesday, November 5, 8:30-11:30am
- Wednesday, November 13, 4:30-7:30pm
- Tuesday, November 19, 8:30-11:30am
- Tuesday, December 10, 8:30-11:30am
- Wednesday, December 18, 1:00-3:00pm
Academic Advising, Counseling & Accessibility Services
Throughout the regular school year general advising is available at the Polk Center by appointment-
- Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Friday mornings
Please schedule through your MyChemeketa or call 503.623.5567.
During the regular school year general support counseling is available at the Polk Center on Wednesdays. Please schedule through your MyChemeketa to make an appointment, or call 503.623.5567.
A Student Accessibility Services Specialist is available on Fridays mornings at the Polk Center by appointment. To schedule an appointment,please call 503.623.5567.
Proctored and Placement Testing
Proctored and placement testing is available at Chemeketa Polk throughout the school year on Friday mornings, by appointment only.
Generally, testing is only held on Fridays from 8am or 9am to 12pm. Dates and times 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.
During the regular school year the Polk Center will have tutoring available in the lobby.
Fall 2019 Tutoring Schedule -
Reading and Writing - Wednesdays 8:30am - 5:00pm
Online e-tutoring is also 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.
Fall term 2019 drop-in time for open computer lab -
- Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm (Rm 102)
- Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 (Rm 104) - tentative schedule - check at front desk
Four computers are available in the lobby during regular center hours for student use.
Chemeketa Polk also has Wi-Fi available for registered 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 in-house 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 only during specific dates/times listed below -
FALL TERM 2019: Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 3 and 7, 8, 9, 10 between 9:00am and 6:00pm
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.