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San Diego National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    San Diego Convention Center
    111 W Harbor Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92101

    619/525-5000

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  • Fair Hours:

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    April 18, 2019
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    April 18, 2019
    6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

    Directions and Parking:
    Driving directions and parking information for the San Diego Convention Center. A map of the downtown San Diego area can be found here.
    On-site parking is located underground below the Convention Center. Parking rates are $15/day and subject to change based on other events occurring around the same time. Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges. More information and alternate parking options can be found here.

    Additional 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 San Diego National College Fair, visit the San Diego 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 collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

Fair Location:
San Diego Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B-2C
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-7899

Fair Hours:
Thursday, April 18, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Driving directions and parking information for the San Diego Convention Center. A map of the downtown San Diego area can be found here.

On-site parking is located underground below the Convention Center. Parking rates are $15/day and subject to change based on other events occurring around the same time. Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges. More information and alternate parking options can be found here.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 6,000

Loading/Unloading:
You may use the front entrance or come in thru the underground parking garage entrance with materials using roller suitcases or small wheeled carts. There is no move-in or move-out permitted from the front driveway. You must contact the decorator and use the loading docks if you need to use dollies or large wheeled carts. When using the docks, union labor requirements apply.

Exposition Services Provided by:
TotalExpo, Inc., csr@totalexpo.com, 310/320-4203.

Please view the exhibitor kit for other booth decorating orders.

Shipping Information:
Please make sure to include the fair city on all items being shipped in addition to your booth number and institution name.

Authorized Advance Shipping Address:

(Booth Name and Booth Number)
NCF San Diego 2019
C/O TotalExpo
1161 Sandhill Ave., Unit A
Carson, CA 90746

Shipping Deadline:
All materials must be received between Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, April 9, 2019 during office hours from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please keep all tracking numbers of your packages.

Material Handling Charge:
For prices and information, please view the exhibitor kit. Payments must be made prior to receiving. Rates are subject to change.

Contact TotalExpo Inc. directly by email at csr@totalexpo.com or phone, 310/320-4203, for questions and current rates.

Electrical Service:
If you have individual electric needs for your booth, please complete Edlen Electric’s ordering form. Please contact Edlen directly at sandiego@edlen.com or 619/696-6625 for questions and more information.

Host Hotel:
Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
660 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone 619/696-0234
NACAC group rate: $189 / night

To receive the NACAC rate, you may make reservations online using our personalized link or by calling 877/622-3056 and asking for our group rate.

Reservation rate cutoff date: March 28, 2019

Contact Information:
For more information regarding the San Diego National College Fair, email Sarah Smith or call 703/299-6853.

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! ​​

Fair Poster (English)   Fair Poster (Spanish)

Regional Poster (English)   Regional Poster (Spanish)

Fair Postcard

Workshop Schedule

9:30am - 10:15am

CSU Admission and CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)        Tent A
Matt Hebert, SDSU; Keng Waiche, CSUSM      

Applying To and Studying in the UK                      Tent B
Iain Harris, Northumbria University, UK

10:30am - 11:15am

CSU Admission and CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)         Tent A
Matt Hebert and Rosie Villafana-Hatcher, SDSU

Researching California Colleges
OSAR: Office of Student Assistance and Relief   Tent B

6:30pm - 7:15pm

CSU Admission and CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)        Tent A
Matt Hebert and Rosie Villafana-Hatcher, SDSU 

Applying To and Studying in the UK                  Tent B
Iain Harris, Northumbria University, UK

7:15pm - 8:00pm

Researching California Colleges                       Tent A
OSAR: Office of Student Assistance and Relief              

Applying To and Studying in the UK                   Tent B
Iain Harris, Northumbria University, UK

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