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West Michigan National College Fair **CANCELED**

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    DeVos Place Conference Center
    303 Monroe Ave. NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    616/742-6500

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  • Fair Hours:

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    April 16, 2020
    8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    April 16, 2020
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

    Public Transportation:

    Once in Grand Rapids, the city has some of the best transportation systems in the country. They have several public transportation options, and the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) will take you directly to the DeVos place for free. The DASH Norths stops at the DeVos place, among many other popular Grand Rapids sites, every eight minutes, making downtown very accessible. Find out more information

  • Contact Us:

    Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

Fair Location:
DeVos Place Convention Center
Steelcase Ballroom
303 Monroe Avenue, Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fair Hours:
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
The DeVos Place is located on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. The closest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, just 13 miles away.

For those driving from the North or South, the DeVos Place is located just off the Pearl Street Exit on US-131. Take Pearl Street to Monroe Avenue. For those driving from the East or West, take the Ottawa/Downtown exit off I-196. Turn right onto Michigan Street, and the entrance to the DeVos Place parking ramp will be on your left just past Monroe Avenue before you cross the river.

The Devos Place has parking located under the convention center, and access to the parking lot is on Michigan and Lyon Street. Please note you can no longer access the underground parking garage if you are heading West on Michigan Street. No left-hand turns are permitted due to a permanent concrete beam installed for a new crosswalk. There are many other parking options near the DeVos Place as well, and a full list of locations and rates may be found here. For more information on parking, visit the DeVos Place parking webpage.

Once in Grand Rapids, the city has some of the best transportation systems in the country. They have several public transportation options, and the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) will take you directly to the DeVos place for free. The DASH Norths stops at the DeVos place, among many other popular Grand Rapids sites, every eight minutes, making downtown very accessible. Find out more information

Exhibitor Set-up Hours:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 2,500

Loading/Unloading:
If you have small roller bags, carts, or carry boxes, you may use the main entrances that are open during loading/exhibitor set up hours. The Lyon Street entrance is closest to the Steelcase Ballroom.

If needed, you may use the loading docks located on Lyon Street during exhibitor set up hours. You will need to check in with the security guard on-duty, let them know you are with the West Michigan National College Fair, and they will direct you to which dock to use. You may not park at the loading docks at any time.

Exposition Services Provided by:
Art Craft Display, Inc.
grandrapids@artcraftdisplay.com
616/791-8024
EXHIBITOR KIT

Shipping Information:
Advance Shipping Address
Please use the shipping labels provided in the Exhibitor Kit

School Name and Booth Number
West Michigan National College Fair /April 16, 2020
DeVos Place
c/o Art Craft Display, Inc.
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Shipping Deadline:
Art Craft Display will accept materials between Wednesday, March 18 and Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please contact the decorator or reference the Exhibitor Kit for current rates.

Electrical Service:
Electrical service is supplied exclusively through the DeVos Place. To place an electric order, please use their online form. For additional information about services, contact the DeVos Place at 616/742-6534.

Host Hotel:
Amway Grand Plaza 
187 Monroe Avenue, Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
NACAC group rate: $159 / night

To receive the NACAC rate, please call 1-800-253-3590 and ask for our group rate or reserve your room online by using NACAC's personalized hotel link.

Reservation rate cutoff date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Amway Grand Plaza is connected via skywalk to the DeVos Place.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding the West Michigan National College Fair, email Elizabeth Hudnall or call 703/299-6825.

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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! ​​

West Michigan NCF Poster (English)   

West Michigan NCF Poster (Spanish)

 

Busing Information

The National College Fair Committee encourages schools to bus their students to the fair as an opportunity to explore postsecondary options. To ease congestion and facilitate bus parking we ask that all schools planning to bus their students provide their date and time on arrival and departure.

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