Yamhill Valley Campus Student Services
Chemeketa Yamhill Valley provides a complete range of services to help you succeed.
Eager to Serve Yamhill Students
Check out all the different services available to you at the Yamhill Valley Campus.
Student Accessibility Services offers a range of services and academic accommodations.
You can call the Yamhill Valley office at 503.472.9482 and ask for an appointment with Accessibility Services staff.
Students can also call the Yamhill Valley campus and ask that their call be transferred to Accessibility Services or call directly at 503.399.5192 (voice/TTY).
More information is available at Accessibility Services.
Library, Tutoring and Computer Center
Yamhill Valley Library and Tutoring Center's open hours are available on the library website at the bottom of the page. The Yamhill Valley Campus Library can be reached at 503.316.3238 or by email. The Salem Campus Library can be reached at 503.399.5043 or by email.
Library services - Textbooks, graphing calculators, and Chromebooks are available for checkout. See below for more information.Textbook lending:A large selection of textbooks is available to check out for the term through the Lending Library program. To learn more check out the Lending Library page.Laptops:For information about requesting or renewing a laptop go to the laptop page. You must be registered for the term you want to check out a laptop for. There is a limited quantity available, on a first-come, first-served basis.Calculators:Calculator rentals at YVC are managed by the library. Graphing calculators can be checked out for the term. More information about these calculators is available online or by contacting the library at 503.316.3238 or by email.Computer CenterEnrolled students and employees are welcome to use the onsite Student Computer Center. Online tutoring is also available on a variety of software programs used in Chemeketa courses. For more information please visit the Computer Center webpage or contact the library.Tutoring ServicesTutoring is available for all registered students in a variety of subjects. For more information visit the Tutoring website or contact the library.ReferenceReference librarians are available to help you find information. Contact a reference librarian by email or start a conversation with a librarian using the 24/7 chat on the library website.
For additional questions and inquiries contact the Library & Tutoring services by email or call 503.316.3238.
TRiO programs are for first-generation, low-income or disabled students and is made up of three federally funded programs –
- Talent Search
- Upward Bound
- Student Support Services/Disability Support Services
Learn more about TRiO programs.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP assists students whose families are from a migrant or seasonal farmworker background. Learn more about the CAMP program.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
HEP is a federally-funded program to help seasonal farmworkers obtain a GED certificate. Learn more about the HEP program.
Student ID Cards
Student identification cards can be requested at the Student Services desk during normal business hours. There is no charge for the first card. If you need a replacement card, there is a $5.00 charge for replacement. You must be currently enrolled in classes, and bring a valid photo ID with you.
Free parking permits are required for students attending classes at the Yamhill Valley Campus. If you are attending classes in Salem as well, you must purchase a Salem Campus parking permit in My Chemeketa or at the Public Safety office in Salem in Bldg. 2.
Testing at the Yamhill Valley Campus
Chemeketa YVC Testing center is open and is proctoring some exams, such as Pearson VUE (including GED), pesticide, CLEP and NCCT. See details below for registering for these exams.
For information on taking the placement assessment, go to the placement testing page for instructions.
The most frequently administered exams include, but are not limited to the following –
- GED tests
- Proctoring Services: online, telecourse, and make-up tests
- Pesticide tests
- Phone 1.877.533.2900
- College Credit CLEP
- Pearson Vue tests
- State Board of Tax Practitioners
- NCCT tests
- Phone 1.800.875.4404
- Special accommodations testing through Student Accessibility Services
Placement Assessment Testing
- Visit GED.com
- Yamhill Valley instructions in English or Spanish
- Testers under age 18 must submit an Underage Admission Application or other documentation for underage GED exams.
- Appointments are required for all instructor, online, and other exams
- Payment for non-Chemeketa exams must be paid at check-in, by CASH or CHECK ONLY
- Students with accessibility accommodations for testing must schedule any exams/tests/quizzes at least two business days prior to the test date. Exams during finals week require at least five business days
- If testing accommodations are required, students must inform YVC Testing Center staff of which accommodations are needed at the time of scheduling appointments
- YVC proctoring information
For an appointment call 503.316.3240
Yamhill Bldg. 1, Rm. 203
Yamhill Valley Campus Testing Center information
The testing center is open and proctoring some exams.
All exams are by appointment only.
For more information about testing and appointments at the Yamhill Valley Campus, please contact the Testing Center by –
- Phone: 503.316.3240
- Email Yamhill testing
The bookstore at the Yamhill Valley Campus is closed until further notice.
If you have questions about obtaining physical copies of your books, please contact the Salem Campus Bookstore at 503.399.5131.
You are encouraged to continue to place orders online! bookstore.chemeketa.edu
Bookstore staff is available to answer questions or concerns by phone or email during the hours below:
Monday-Thursday................. 845 am - 445 pm
Questions on How To Order Your Books From The Chemeketa Bookstore?
Check out our how-to video:
Watch this video to learn "How to Order Your Books From the Chemeketa Bookstore."
For questions about the bookstore, please email or call the Salem Campus Bookstore at 503.399.5131 or you can Message them on Facebook!
Advising & Counseling
We provide academic advising in-person on our campus, and via Zoom or Phone throughout the term on an appointment basis only. Academic advising is available as follows
- Monday-Thursday, 8 am-6 pm
Schedule a phone appointment by clicking the links above, calling our main office at 503.472.9482 or schedule on online follow the steps below:
- Log in to your My Chemeketa account
- Click on the “Services” tab
- Click on the “Advising” link
- Click on the “Academic Advising” link under the location of your choice
- Click on the "Next Term Advising" or "General Advising" buttons to view the availability
Chemeketa offers free, confidential, short-term counseling services to currently enrolled students. Counselors assist students with academic, personal, and career counseling and work with students to improve life skills, reduce anxiety and manage stress, choose a career and locate community resources.
We have counselors that you can meet with by phone or via Zoom. You can schedule an appointment with a counselor for-
- Personal support
- Career counseling
- Crisis counseling
- Help with identifying barriers to success
- Referrals to off-campus resources
Schedule an appointment by calling 503.472.9482. To schedule an appointment online follow the steps below:
Log in to your My Chemeketa account -
- Click on the "Services" tab
- Then click on "Counseling"
- Finally, click "Book Counseling Services" on the right side of the page
The Gathering Place Cafe-
The cafe is currently closed until further notice.
We have fresh food items in our vending machine and microwave available for students, and the seating area is open.
We also have food trucks on campus on a rotating schedule. Currently, we have Taste of the World on campus on Mondays & Tuesdays, 11-5, and Neely's Burgers on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11-3.
Yamhill Valley Student Clubs & Organizations
You can become involved in a number of different clubs while you are at Chemeketa. Clubs can be academic, curriculum-related, activity-oriented or based on a specific interest. Club sponsored events include special lunches, dances, displays, trips, fairs and more.
We are currently seeking input for the types of clubs and organizations students are interested in starting at the Yamhill Valley campus.
The clubs that are currently active at the Yamhill Valley Campus are –
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
This club offers a welcoming and supportive safe space for LGBTQ+ people and their allies, discuss LGBTQ issues and plans events related to the LGBTQ+ Topics.
- Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. PTK also provides opportunity for leadership, service, scholarship and fellowship in an intellectual and community-oriented environment.
- Spanish Club
This club's purpose is to immerse students in the Spanish language and culture through conversation and community. Spanish club is open to anyone interested in practicing Spanish-speaking skills. Explore new cultures through conversation, Spanish language movies, fun activities, and delicious snacks. Join us for club meetings and Spanish movie days through-out the term.
If you don't see a club you'd like to participate in, you can start a new club. You only need three interested students and a staff or faculty advisor. If you have questions about a club, or if you are interested in starting a club, please contact our student leaders.
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
Electric Vehicle charging
An electric vehicle charging station now available at the Yamhill Valley Campus for all staff and students. The charging station is located in front of Yamhill Bldg. 1, with two dedicated parking spaces for charging only.
- The stations require an access card, which must be purchased for $40
- Contact information in Yamhill Bldg. 1 for more information and to get the application packet to purchase an access card.
Internships with Cooperative Work ExperienceNo doubt you've heard a lot about internships these days as businesses are eager to grow their own talent pipeline.
There are a variety of businesses in the McMinnville area that have opportunities for you to do an internship. This is a great way to jump-start your career with valuable work experience to build your resume and compete in the job market.Find out more about internship programs, then call 503.399.5028 to find out if you are eligible for an internship.
The Campus Cupboard gives students access to free food and hygiene items so that they can focus on learning. Please come to the front desk to get access to it.
Please go to our student resource page for links to services in your area.
Make a Donation
We are able to stock the food pantry thanks to donations from students, staff, and community members. If you would like to donate non-perishable, unopened, and unexpired items you can drop them off at the front desk.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution or donate food in someone's name or as part of an office function, please contact Kathryn Ellis.
YVC Student Emergency Relief Fund
YVC Student Emergency Funds
The Chemeketa Student Relief Fund was created to assist students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency.
Emergency assistance is for students at risk of dropping out of college due to financial hardship. Students must complete an online application form and show proof of financial hardship. Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources. Our goal is to help students during a time of need. Funding is limited and made possible by Chemeketa staff donations.
These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as an alternative to financial aid. Requests must be urgent in nature due to a temporary hardship, event, or unforeseeable circumstances.
- Currently enrolled with Chemeketa listed as their home school for the term financial assistance is being requested
- For the YVC Emergency fund, the student must be attending classes offered through Yamhill Valley Campus (Students not attending YVC classes can request emergency funds here.)
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
- Registered for classes during the term they are requesting funds and the expense must fall within the term, requests will not be considered during term breaks
- In good standing with financial aid, not in denied status
Expenses Generally Not Covered
- Expenses that are regular, anticipated, ongoing, or non-emergency related
- Non-essential utilities (i.e. phone, cable)
- Parking permits, tickets, library fines, and other fines
- Mistakenly incurred or preventable expenses
- Normal and anticipated academic expenses already covered through financial aid
- Computer purchase or replacement
Students in need of emergency financial assistance may submit a request accompanied by supporting documentation that demonstrates financial need and provides evidence of the existence and cost of the hardship request. Applicants may be required to meet with an advisor to discuss their application.
Emergency fund awards will be distributed in a fashion appropriate to the request needs. Additionally, funds may impact a student's taxable income and may be reported to the IRS.