Columbus National College Fair


 Location & Hours

Exhibit Hall D
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2099

Fair Hours:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Directions and Parking:
Finde Directions and Parking information for the Greater Columbus Convention Center here.
The North garage (off of Goodale Avenue) is closest to Hall D.  The West and South garages will also be open.
*Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact the Greater Columbus Convention Center for current rates.

Need more information? E-mail or or call: 703/299-6824. 


 For Exhibitors

​Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, April 16, 2016 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance: 3,000​


The loading dock is strictly an area to load and unload. Any vehicles left on the loading dock without dock passes outside of set-up and move-out times run the risk of being towed at the owner’s expense. Carts and dollies are not provided. Dock #19 provides access to Hall D. Directions to the loading dock are available online 

Exposition Services Provided by: 
ACT, Inc
4185 Janitrol Road
Columbus, OH 43228

Shipping Information:

Authorized Shipping Address:
(Your Name/Institution)
(Booth Number)
2016 NACAC - Columbus National College Fair
April 16, 2016
c/o ACT, Inc
4185 Janitrol Road
Columbus, OH 43228

Shipping Deadline: Advanced shipment deadline Friday, April 8, 2016.

Material Handling Charge:
Advanced shipment cost $58 for each 100lbs, 200lbs minimum. Please contact ACT, Inc. directly to arrange shipping and for current rates.  The exhibitor service kit will be sent via e-mail to registered exhibitors at a later date.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services must be ordered in advance through the Greater Columbus Convention Center Client Utilities Department. Orders may be placed online or by completing the Electrical Service Order From

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
*The Hyatt Regency Columbus is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Rate: $143 Single/Double (includes complimentary guestroom internet and discounted guest parking in the Chestnut Street Garage) – The discounted parking is $14.
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Please use the NACAC personalized reservation webpage to receive the NACAC rate 

NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Columbus Business First, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.  If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Sara Neidenthal at  The deadline for submission is March 11, 2016.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Anika Millhouse or call at 703/299-6824.


 Workshop Information

Financial Aid
Room 216, 1:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Kristy Gardner, Associate Director, Office of Enrollment Services, The Ohio State University

The College Search Process: From College Visits to Writing Your Essay
Room C213, 1:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Darnell Heywood, Columbus Academy

Standardized Tests in the Admission Process
Room C214, 2:00 p.m.
Presenters:  Jeff Stahlman, St. Charles Prep High School
                    Brian Stewart, author of Barron’s ACT

Athletic Recruitment
Room C213, 2:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Jen FitzPatrick, Columbus Academy

The New SAT Suite of Assessments
Room C215, 3:00 p.m.
Presenters:  College Board Presenter

Financial Aid
Room C216, 3:00 p.m.
Presenter:  Kristy Gardner, Associate Director, Office of Enrollment Services, The Ohio State University

 Promote This Fair!

​Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College 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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