Boston National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
    415 Summer St
    Boston, MA 02210

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  • Fair Hours:

    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    September 17, 2017
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Contact Us:

    E-mail or call 703/299-6853.


    If your school would like to bring a group of students by bus to the fair, please RSVP by September 8th at Students will still need to individually register for the fair.

    For questions about bussing, please contact Joseph DiCarlo or Steve Favulli.

    Directions for bus parking can be found here.

Exhibitor Information

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210

Fair Hours:
Sunday, September 17, 2017
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking*:
Find directions, transportation and parking information for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center .
Driving directions from different areas can also be found online here .
Self-parking at the Boston Convention Center is available for $17.00. Rates are subject to change. Access directions from Sumter St. are online here .

Other Parking Options

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot for the Boston Fall National College Fair, visit the Boston Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Fair Set-up Hours:
Sunday, September 17, 2017
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance: 3,000

Exhibitors that have a large amount of freight that cannot be personally carried or hand-carted into the exhibit hall may use the loading dock behind Hall B.
Information on loading and unloading is available on the convention center website.
Please reference a pdf map of the Loading Dock 

Exposition Services Provided by: The Expo Group, 972-580-9000, Mandy Stahl, Customer Account Manager

Shipping Information:
Please make sure to label each of your boxes NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR as materials for the Boston NCF will be delivered at the same time as the NACAC National Conference and the NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fair.
Advance shipping address:
(Your institution and booth #)
National College Fair
c/o The Expo Group
95 Concord Street
North Reading, MA 01864
Designated labels for the National College Fair from the Expo Group found here
*There are two different labels with different addresses for warehouse shipping and direct show site shipping. Please make sure to use the correct location label and follow the corresponding shipping deadlines for each address.

Material Handling Charge:*
Current shipping and handling fees can be found here.
All charges must be paid in advance to The Expo Group. Payment form found here.

Shipping Deadlines:
All materials shipped to the warehouse must be received between August 14, 2017 and September 8, 2017. Materials arriving after September 8, 2017 will incur additional surcharges.

The warehouse will accept boxes Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The warehouse will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for Labor Day.

Materials being shipped directly to the Convention Center may not arrive before September 13, 2017 or after September 16, 2017 or they will be refused.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through MCCA. Electrical service ordering information is available online.

Host Hotel:
All room reservations should be made in conjunction with your NACAC National Conference rooming reservations.
If you are not participating in the National Conference, but are attending the Boston National College Fair, a limited number of rooms are available at:
Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210
Rate: $295.00 / night
Room block deadline: Wednesday, August 22, 2017
Make your reservation online with our personalized link  or call 888/627-7115 and indicate you are affiliated with “NACAC September 2017 National College Fair” group.
The Westin Boston Waterfront is connected directly to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this Boston National College Fair, email Sarah Smith or call at 703/299-6853.

Promote This Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. Help us promote this fair far and wide! Newsletters and posters​ are available for wide distribution. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, social media (#nacacfairs) and in person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​

English Poster

Spanish Poster​

English Newsletter

Onsite Locator Guide

Download the onsite locator guide. This guide includes the colleges and universities that will be attending the fair and an exhibit hall map of where you can find them. 

Boston NCF Sponsors