Seattle National College Fair


 Location & Hours


Washington State Convention Center
Hall 4E
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Fair Hours:
Friday, October 31, 2014
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.*

*International students attending Seattle-area high schools and ESL programs will be given the opportunity to visit exhibitor booths from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. prior to the fair opening up to the general public at 12:00 p.m. Please see the “For International Students” tab located above for more information.

Transportation, Directions and Parking*:
Find Directions, Parking information, and Maps for the Washington State Convention Center online.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call: 703/299-6856.


 For Exhibitors


Fair Set-up Hours:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 2014
7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 15,000


The loading/unloading entrance to the Washington State Convention Center is the area referred to as the “South Hand Carried Freight/Small Vehicle Delivery”. South Hand Carried Freight (HCF) is located on aisle “G” of the main garage. Maximum height is 6’5”. The Hand Carried Freight elevator will only be operated ONLY during the published Exhibitor Set-up and Dismantle hours. To expedite your work: The Convention Center has a limited number of flatbeds available. Carts are checked out of the HCF zone in the garage. Complimentary parking is available for loading/unloading in the garage for only if you enter and exit within one hour. You can have your parking ticket validated at the HCF Service Desk.

Exposition Services Provided by: GES Exposition Services, 800-475-2098
Exhibitor Service Kit

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
(Your Name/Institution)
(Booth Number)
Seattle National College Fair
October 31 – November 1, 2014
c/o GES Exposition Services
4060 Lind Avenue SW
Renton, WA 98057

Shipping Deadline: Advance Shipments to the GES Warehouse should arrive on or between September 29th – October 28th, 2014.

Material Handling Charge:*
Cost is $47.50 per carton, minimum of two cartons, or $95.60. Make check payable to: GES Exposition Services. Please contact GES directly to arrange shipping.
*Rates are subject to change. Contact GES Exposition Services for current rates. The Washington State Convention Center will not accept any exhibitor packages for the Seattle National College Fair. All materials must be sent to GES.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services. Order forms and rates are available by calling 206/781-2411.

Host Hotel:
Hilton Seattle
1301 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
The Hilton is 13 miles from the airport and is connected to the Washington State Convention Center by an underground concourse. Some of the perks of staying with the host hotel include: Discounted parking for overnight guests (25% off) and complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms.
Rate: $139 Single/Double
Deadline: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Call 206/624-0500 to receive the NACAC rate or reserve your room online by using the Seattle NCF Personalized Reservation Link.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call: 703/299-6856.

Event Manager Information:
Jason Smith - 703/299-6856.


 For International Students


​Educational Programming and College Fair Preview Event for International Students

When: Saturday, November 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Washington State Convention Center

Come learn about the US higher education and admission process from college and university representatives and current international undergraduate students attending US institutions. Join your peers as you discuss topics such as:

  • Navigating a college fair
  • Establishing good relationships with college admissions representatives
  • How to be an effective applicant
  • The application review process
  • Financial aid options for international students
International students will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive college fair preview event prior to the doors opening to the general public.