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Celebrating 140 Years of Changing Lives Through Education

Born out of a vision to provide a quality education to the surrounding citrus-growing community, Chaffey College opened its doors on March 17, 1883. What began as a humble school dedicated to agriculture has become one of the state’s oldest and largest community colleges to date. A nationally recognized center for learning, Chaffey College serves more than 28,000 students across four campuses throughout the Inland Empire. Read Chaffey’s History.

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Join the celebrations!

We want to celebrate with you! Join us for great food, entertainment, music, giveaways and much more at one of our three campus celebrations! 

Share your Chaffey Story

How has Chaffey impacted your life? Whether you are a current or former student, faculty, employee or community member, we want to hear how Chaffey has had an impact on your life. Share stories or anecdotes and we will post for display on Chaffey’s virtual memory wall.

Students holding letters that reads Chaffey

Chaffey Through the Years

1897 Athletic Team
1899 Graduates
1940 - two employees on campus
1940 Students playing the piano
Students on campus
1952 Aeronautics. Students in front of airplane and Aeronautics building
1955 Journalism Students
1955 students in Ontario Campus Library
1955 two students and a staff member in Ontario Campus Library
1957 Rex Wignall
1960s students
1960s students
1960s students playing Tug of war game
1960s students
1961 Journalism students
1961 Romeo and Juliet
1980s student playing a guitar with his friends
1980s students
1980s two students on Rancho Campus
1982 Student Invitational Exhibition
1987- professor Ardon Alger studio
Students in front of 1988 Marquee sign
Two 1989 students
1990 Aeronautics Program
1990s students
1990s female students
1995 Commencement Ceremony
2000 Commencement Ceremony
2003 Chaffey Vs SBVC football game
2003 Chaffey Vs SBVC football game
Two Chaffey employees at the 2016 Equity Summit Event
Chaffey employees at the 2016 Equity Summit Event
April-2017 Dance Connection Event
Nov-2017 Dia De Los Muertos Event
Actress Meagan Tandy at the July-2017 Girl Talk Event
Actress Meagan Tandy on stage at the July-2017 Girl Talk Event
Kamala Harris Visit in August 2017
CCLFSA Scholarship Reception
Manufacturing Day
Fire and Ice Recital
Commencement ceremony - Dr. Shannon handing diploma to a graduate student.
Winter instrumental Concert
Fashion Conscious Event
Students at the Gradfest
A child in a car at the Pantry Christmas Event
Two Chaffey Employees on Golf car at the Golf Tournament.
VN Graduation
Commencement ceremony
Graduate student and a child at the commencement ceremony.
Football coach and his players on the field.
Women's Soccer Team
Dr. Henry D. Shannon and Dr. Francisco C. Rodriguez at the Black and Brown Minds & Mattering Conference


A Message from the Superintendent/President

 Dr. Shannon photoInnovation and the spirit of entrepreneurialism drove the Chaffey brothers to build the communities they envisioned. And those same qualities serve as our driving force 140 years later, in the classroom and in the community.

As we celebrate our 140th year, we hope to carry on our mission of improving lives through education for 140 more years.  Read more.


Give to Chaffey

 Help Chaffey continue its mission in the community for the next 140 years! When you donation to the Chaffey College Foundation, you are helping to preserve educational excellence in the community. Make a gift


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