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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.

  • Accessibility Services

    Student Accessibility Services offers a range of services and academic accommodations.

    If you are a student experiencing a barrier due to a disability, you can apply for services by clicking here.


  • 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. 
    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. 
    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 Center
    Enrolled 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 Services
    Tutoring is available for all registered students in a variety of subjects. For more information visit the Tutoring website or contact the library.
    Reference 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. 

  • Parking permits

    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 Services

    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 –

    Placement Assessment Testing

    GED Testing

    Proctoring Services

    • 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 –

  • Bookstore

    The bookstore at the Yamhill Valley Campus is closed until further notice. 

    Students can place orders online!

    • Book orders can be mailed to YVC for pick-up for free

    Questions on How To Order Your Books From The Chemeketa Bookstore?

    Watch this video to learn "How to Order Your Books From the Chemeketa Bookstore."

    Bookstore staff is available to answer questions or concerns by phone at 503.399.5131 or email during the hours below: 

    Monday-Thursday................. 8:45 am - 4:45 pm

    Friday................................. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Advising & Counseling

    Academic Advising

    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
    • Friday, 8 am-6 pm

    Schedule an appointment by calling our main office at 503.472.9482 or schedule 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 “ Schedule Appointment using Navigate”


    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 Navigate" on the left side of the page
  • Dining

    The Gathering Place Cafe-

    The cafe is NOW OPEN! 

    Their hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 2pm, offering - 

    • Ham and cheddar wrap
    • Turkey and Swiss wrap
    • Beef and cheddar sandwich
    • Caesar wrap
    • Fruit cups
    • Yogurt parfaits
    • Baked goods
    • And Coffee! 

    For food outside of their hours, we also have fresh food items in our vending machine and microwave available for students, and the seating area is open. 

  • 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. 

    Examples of past clubs at YVC 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

  • Electric Vehicle charging

    An electric vehicle charging station is 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.

    • To access charging stations, please scan the QR code located on the charging station or call 1.800.633.5633
    • Contact Student Services in Yamhill Bldg. 1 for more information
  • Chemeketa WORKS

    Internships with Chemeketa WORKS

    No 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.
    For more information contact CWI Job Developer, John Capaccio at 503.316.3297 or email
  • The Vault-- Food Pantry

    The Vault, YVC food pantry, provides students and our community access to free food and hygiene items.  The Vault is intended to supplement your current food resources.   To access these resources please stop by the Student Services desk in building 1.  

    To serve as many individuals as possible, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

    1.  One visit per week

    2. Always sign in.  This ensures we continue to have access to additional resources. 

    3.  Follow the limit signs.  These are in place for those harder to obtain items. 

    4.  If there are supplies/items you wish we had, please let us know.  

    Need additional resources?  Please go to our student resource page for links to services in your area. 

    Make a Donation

    We are able to stock The Vault 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 Student Services Desk in building 1 at the Yamhill Valley Campus. 

    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.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 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

    Award Procedures

    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.

    YVC Specific Emergency Fund Request Application