San Diego National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    San Diego Convention Center

    111 W Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101


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  • Fair Hours:

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    April 19, 2018
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    April 19, 2018
    6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

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  • Contact Us:

    E-mail or or call: 703/299-6857.

Exhibitor Information

San Diego Convention Center
Exhibit Hall F
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-7899

Fair Hours:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Find driving directions to the San Diego Convention Center here . A map of the downtown San Diego 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 other parking options can be found here.

Need more information?
E-mail or call 703/299-6823.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 7,000

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.

Exposition Services Provided by: TotalExpo, Inc., 310/320-4203

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)
San Diego National College Fair
C/O TotalExpo
1161 Sandhill Ave., Unit A
Carson, CA 90746

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received between Thursday, March 15, 2018 and Friday, April 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Material Handling Charge*:
Please see the TotalExpo exhibitor kit here for information, order forms, and rates. *Rates are subject to change. Contact TotalExpo Inc. directly by email 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  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

Rate: Single: $209; Double: $229
Deadline: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

You may make reservations online through our personalized page.

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! ​​

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Workshop Schedule

9:30 a.m.
CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) – Room 21
SAT & ACT Information – Room 22
Transfer Pathway – Room 23A

10:15 a.m.
CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) – Room 21
SAT & ACT Information – Room 22
Grossmont College: First Year Experience – Room 23A

6:30 p.m.
Thinking about Studying in the UK? - Room 21
How to find Scholarships for College – Room 22
Student Veteran Education Benefits – Room 23A

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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