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Philadelphia Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra
    223 S 33rd St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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  • Fair Hours:

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    September 26, 2017
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

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Exhibitor Information

Fair Hours
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location
University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra
235 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215/898-4747

Exhibitor Set-Up Hours
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Transportation and Directions
FROM THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AND POINTS NORTH: Take exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike. Take I-295 to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Take I-76 West to Exit 346A, South Street (a left-side exit off the highway). At the top of the ramp, turn left onto South Street. You will pass Franklin Field on your right, then turn right onto 33rd Street at the end of the stadium. You will pass Weightman Hall (closes up Franklin Field) and Dunning Coaches' Center, and The Palestra will be on your right (beyond Shoemaker Green).
FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE AND POINTS WEST: Take exit 24 (Valley Forge) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow I-76 East to Exit 346A, South Street (a left-side exit off the highway). At the top of the ramp, turn right onto South Street. You will pass Franklin Field on your right, then turn right onto 33rd Street at the end of the stadium. You will pass Weightman Hall (closes up Franklin Field) and Dunning Coaches' Center, and The Palestra will be on your right (beyond Shoemaker Green).
FROM POINTS SOUTH Follow I-95 North to PA 291 East and follow signs to I-76 West. Take I-76 West to Exit 346A, South Street (a left-side exit off the highway). At the top of the ramp, turn left onto South Street. You will pass Franklin Field on your right, then turn right onto 33rd Street at the end of the stadium. You will pass Weightman Hall (closes up Franklin Field) and Dunning Coaches' Center, and The Palestra will be on your right (beyond Shoemaker Green).


Parking
Limited parking is available on-site during special events, while during basketball games, all lots surrounding the Palestra are reserved. A parking fee is charged per car and may vary from event to event, but are typically as follows: Automobile parking $15 for special events.
Other parking can be found at 34th and Chestnut Streets (coming from either 34th Street or Chestnut Street) or South Street and Convention Ave. Rates vary.

Detailed parking information can be found online

Other Parking Options


Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot for the Philadelphia Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, visit the University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code NACACPHILLY for an extra $5 off your first park!

Entrances
There are four (4) main spectator entrances to The Palestra. Northwest Gate, Southwest Gate, East Gate, and West Gate.

Bag Search
The Palestra prohibits bags larger than 12" x 12" x 6" from being brought into the facility. All bags are subject to search upon entry and within the facility. This policy applies to all patrons as well as employees at The Palestra.

Shipping
Please use tracking numbers for all shipped packages.
Check tracking numbers prior to the fair, to ensure all materials have been delivered.

Authorized Shipping Address
University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra
Philadelphia Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
ATTN: Joe Haughey
235 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Shipping Deadline
All materials must be received by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Recommended Hotels
The Inn at Penn a Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansome Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215/222-0200

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City Pennsylvania
4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215/382-1111

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215/387-8000

Hospitality
Please note that we provide water for exhibitors at the Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and beverages as needed.

Workshop Information

Navigating Fine & Performing Arts Admissions
Tuesday, September 26
6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Promote This Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts Fairs. Help us promote this fair far and wide! Newsletters and posters​ are available for wide distribution. 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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English Newsletter

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