Philadelphia National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    1101 Arch St
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • Fair Hours:

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    October 14, 2018
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

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  • 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 14, 2018
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.

Print Driving Directions 
Print Parking Directions 

Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 9,000

Pennsylvania Convention Center customers 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:
Reber-Friel Company
Telephone 610/676-0470

Exhibitor Kit 

Shipping Information:
Advance Shipping Information:
College/University Name - NACAC-Philadelphia National College Fair
Booth Number
C/O Reber-Friel Company
Convention & Exposition Service
422 Business Center
1900 South Drive
Oaks, PA 19456

Advance Shipping Deadline: All Materials must be received by October 5, 2018.

Material Handling Charge:
All Payments must be paid in advance by check, credit card, or money order. All prices subject to 6% PA Sales Tax. The Pennsylvania Convention Center will not accept advance shipments. Advance shipments must be directed to Reber-Friel Company.
*Rates are subject to change. Please contact Reber-Friel for current rates at 610/676-0470.

Electrical Service:
Electric services are supplied exclusively through PCC SMG Utility Services. Contact PCC SMG Utility Services at 215/418-2190 or e-mail: or submit the electric order form provided below.

Electric Service Order Form 

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

Exhibitor A/V Services Order Form 
Exhibitor Internet Service Order Form

Order forms are also available online 

Host Hotel:
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Convention Center, PA
1200 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Note: This property is all suites and the rate includes Breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Directions to hotel:
Please note the hotel entrance is located on 12th Street between Arch Street and Filbert Street. For GPS directions, please use: 44 North 12th Street.

Rate: Single $199
Deadline/Cut-Off Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
A limited number of rooms are available at the NACAC rate. Call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate. Please reference NACAC when making your reservations to ensure you receive the negotiated rate.

Reservations can also be made online using this link.

Check in/Check Out:
Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m. Hotel check-out time is 11 a.m.

Hotel Parking:
Self-parking: $43.00 (Price per day)
Valet: Not Available
*Rates are subject to change. Contact hotel for current rates.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Belinda Levert or call at 703/299-6857.

Workshop Information

Fall 2018 Philadelphia National College Fair Workshop Schedule

Room: 102
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
10 Application Tips to Get into the College of Your Dreams

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Preparing for the Future: Key Skills and Leadership Qualities

Room: 103
12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
What It Takes to Get into the Ivy League 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Common Application and Essay Masterclass

Room: 104
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
You Can Get into Your Dream School/Best Fit Colleges

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SAT, ACT or Both?

Room: 105
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
How to Pay for College 

Room: 106
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
How to Use National College Fairs to Research Colleges

Room: 107
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FAFSA at the Fair
FAFSA Completion: Line by line assistance to complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Promote This Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. 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! ​​


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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.

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