Boston National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
    Hall C
    415 Summer St
    Boston, MA 02210


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  • Fair Hours:

    Sunday, May 07, 2017 to Monday, May 08, 2017

    May 07, 2017
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    May 08, 2017
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • Directions and Parking:

    Parking: Parking at the BCEC South Parking Lot is $15 for self-parking and $25 for valet.
    Parking on-site is limited; only 1,340 spaces are available for self-parking and another 600 spaces for valet.
    *Rates are subject to change.



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    Bringing a Bus?

    If you plan to bring students to the Boston National College Fair by bus, please complete and submit this form

  • Contact Us:

    E-mail or or call: 703.299.6824.

Exhibitor Information

 Fair Set-up Hours:

Saturday, May 6
3 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 7
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance: 13,000

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 C.   
Additional 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: Freeman
Warehouse shipping address: 25 Doherty Avenue Avon MA 02322
NACAC - Boston National College Fair
Exhibiting Company Name
Booth #  
C/O Freeman 25
Doherty Ave
Avon, MA 02322

Exhibitor Kit

Shipping Information:
NACAC - Boston national College Fair
(School Name)  AND  (Booth Number)
Freeman Transportation
C/O Freeman            
25 Doherty Avenue
Avon MA  02322
Phone 508-894-5100

PLEASE NOTE: The warehouse is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.  Exceptions are noted below.
Freeman will accept crated, boxed or skidded materials beginning Thursday, April 7, 2017 at the above address.
Materials arriving after Friday, April 27, 2017 will be received at the warehouse with an additional after deadline charge.

Please Note: All warehouse freight will have overtime charges applied.

Freeman will receive shipments at the exhibit facility beginning at 3:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017. Shipments arriving before this date may be refused by the facility. Any charges incurred for early freight accepted by the facility will be the responsibility of the exhibitor.

PLEASE NOTE:  All items and materials that must be brought into the facility may be subject to Material Handling Charges and are the responsibility of the Exhibitor. This also applies to items not ordered through the Official Show Vendors

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received before  April 27, 2017 to avoid late charges.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through MCCA. Rigging services at the BCEC are provided exclusively through the MCCA.

Host Hotel:
The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
The Westin Boston Waterfront is connected, via skywalk, to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Rate: $270 Single/ Double
Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2017
Please call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or use the NACAC personalized reservation webpage.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Anika Millhouse or call at 703.299.6824.

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 Newsletter

English Poster

Spanish Newsletter

Spanish Poster

Workshop Information

Sunday, May 7, 2017


2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Room 050

Understanding the SAT 


3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Room 051

Financial Aid Workshop:

College Financing and the College Financial Aid Process


3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Room 050

Preparing for Standardized Tests


4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Room 051

Applying to College: What You Need to Know


Monday, May 8, 2017


9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Room 050

Understanding the SAT 


9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Room 051

Financial Aid Workshop:

Five Steps to Save, Plan, and Pay for College


10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Room 050

Learning Differences in the College Application Process


11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Room 051

Applying to College: What You Need to Know

Win a Scholarship for College!

Boston-area 11th and 12th graders and community college students are eligible to participate in a video essay contest sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee. This year, $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with $5,000 for the top-place submission. Deadline to submit is June 1. Learn more and apply now!

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