Philadelphia National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    1101 Arch St
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • Fair Hours:

    Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • Directions and Parking:

    Public Transit Information

    The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. It is easily accessible by car, train, regional rail, and bus. 

    Information on SEPTA, PATCO, PHLASH and NJ TRANSIT 

    Parking Options

    We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

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

    New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

  • Contact Us:

    Email or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information


Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
800/428-9000 or 215/418-4700

Fair Hours:
Sunday, October 20, 2019
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Pennsylvania Convention Center Entrance: Main Entrance – 12th & Arch
Once on 12th proceed two blocks to Arch Street
GPS Address: 1201 Arch Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107

Directions and parking information for the Pennsylvania Convention Center are available online.
*Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Please call the Pennsylvania Convention Center for current rates.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 9,000

Pennsylvania Convention Center exhibitors may unload their personally owned vehicles (POV) from the loading dock area.

Loading Dock entrance to Exhibit Hall C is on Vine Street Eastbound 12th and 11th street. Proceed to 2nd light and make a left onto Vine St. East. Take Vine Street to ramp which is located East bound on Vine Street between 12th and 11th street.
GPS Address: 1130 Vine Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107

Exposition Services Provided by:
Arata Expositions, 301/990-1717,


Shipping Information:
Advance Shipping Information:
College/University Name - NACAC-Philadelphia National College Fair
Booth Number
C/O Arata Expositions, Inc
2627 State Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Advance Shipping Deadline: All Materials must be received between September 6, 2019 and October 11, 2019.

Material Handling Charge:
Please review the Arata Exhibitor Kit carefully to find the material handling rates and shipping information. Orders will not be processed without payment in full and a charge authorization on file. A charge authorization is required event when paying with cash, company check and/or wire transfer. Please see the kit for full details. 

*Rates are subject to change. Please contact Arata Expositions for current rates at 301/990-1717, or

Electrical Service:
Electric services are supplied exclusively through PCC SMG Utility Services. Contact PCC SMG Utility Services at 215/418-2190 or e-mail:

Internet, Telecommunications, and Audio-Visual Services:
Contact PCC Show Services Department for availability and quotes at 215/418-4800 or email:

Order forms are also available online 

Host Hotel:
Aloft Philadelphia Downtown
101 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rate: Single $269
Deadline/Cut-Off Date:  CUTOFF EXTENDED TO Friday, September 13, 2019
The Aloft was able to extend our cutoff date to allow for addtional reservations in the block.   However, the reservation link no longer works.   You must contact the main reservation line at 1(888)236-2427 and reference the group name "NACAC" to get into the block. 

The Aloft Philadelphia Downtown is located adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and is connected via skywalk.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Jason Smith or call at 703/299-6856.

Promote this Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. You can now download NACAC College Fairs promotional materials here. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, Social Media (Facebook and Twitter Hashtag: #nacacfairs) and in-person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​​

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at the 2019 Philadelphia National College Fair? Fill out the volunteer form.  

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.

Workshop Information

2019 Philadelphia National College Fair
Workshop Schedule

Room 102

Writing a Perfect College Essay
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Room 104

How to use National College Fairs to Research Colleges
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Scholarships: Researching, Applying and Getting the Money!
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Understanding College Admission: New Impacts from the College Admission Scandal
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Room 105

How to Pay for College
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Room 107

FAFSA at the Fair
FAFSA Completion: Line by line assistance to complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Philadelphia NCF SPONSORS