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.
Fall Term Getting Started Workshops -
- Wednesday, July 31 - 9:00-10:00am
- Wednesday, August 7 - 4:00-5:00pm
- Wednesday, August 14 - 9:00-10:00am
- Wednesday, August 21 - 4:00-5:00pm
- Wednesday, August 28 - 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.
Fall Term Start New Student Advising Dates:
- Tuesday, July 30 - 1:00-4:00pm
- Tuesday, August 6 - 8:30-11:30am
- Tuesday, August 13 - 1:00-4:00pm
- Tuesday, August 20 - 8:30-11:30am
- Tuesday, August 27 - 1:00-4:00pm
Academic Advising, Counseling & Accessibility Services
During the summer general advising is available by appointment-
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9 am-4 pm
Please register for an advising appointment through your MyChemeketa or call 503.623.5567.
During the summer both general support and career counseling are available only on specific dates shown below. Please refer to your MyChemeketa to make an appointment, or you can call 503.623.5567.
- July 31
- August 14
A Student Accessibility Services Specialist is generally available throughout the summer on Wednesdays 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 throughout the summer by appointment only.
Generally testing is held on Thursdays 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.
During the summer the Polk Center will not have tutoring available. However, online e-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.
Summer term drop-in time for open computer lab -
- Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
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 -
SUMMER TERM: July 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10 - from 9:30am-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.