San Diego National College Fair


 Location & Hours


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

Fair Hours:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Directions and Parking
The parking garage is under the building, rates are $15/day*, due upon entry, without in/out privileges. No overnight parking is permitted.
*Rates subject to change

Need more information?
E-mail or or call 571-551-5275.

 For Exhibitors

​Fair Set-up Hours:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 8,000

All loading/unloading must take place from the underground parking structure or East Loading Dock. Items may be hand carried or a small luggage cart or hand truck may be used. No move-in or move-out will be allowed from the front driveway. 

The ACE parking garage is located underneath the San Diego Convention Center. The main entrance is located at 111 W. Harbor side, but the garage can be accessed at multiple locations. The parking cost is $15 upon entry (Cash or Credit) with no in and out privdeleges. Due to the baseball game in town, the price may increase to $20 in the evening session.

Exposition Services Provided by: Total Expo, Inc., 310/320-4203
Exhibitor Service Kit

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
(Booth Name and Number)
San Diego National College Fair
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9525 Padgett St.
San Diego, CA 92126

Material Handling Charge:*
Shipping is $112.00 per 100 lbs. (minimum is 200 lb). Small packages (3 pieces max, 50lbs max combined weight) are $60 for the 1st package and $20 for the second and third. All information regarding shipping and material handling needs will be found in the exhibitor kit that will be sent out to exhibitors by TotalExpo.
*Rates are subject to change. Please contact TotalExpo, Inc. with shipping questions and for current rates.

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received between Wednesday, March 16, 2016 and Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through Convention Electric, LLC.  Please call 909/613-5192 for order forms and information.

Host Hotel:
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 
401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619/231-4040 or 1/800-HILTONS
The Hilton is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.
Rate: $189 Single/Double
Deadline: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or you may reserve your room using the personalized reservation page.

Contact Information: 
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Amber Nichols or call at 571-551-5275.


 Workshop Information

2016 San Diego National College Fair
Workshop Schedule

9:45 a.m.
College 101: Selecting a College – Room 25A
How Colleges Make Decisions – Room 25B
Applying In-State: UC & CSU Application Process – Room 25C
Financial Aid 101 – Room 26A
ROTC Scholarship Opportunity – Room 26B
Student Veteran Education Benefits – Room 27A

10:45 a.m.
SAT & ACT Information (Cal-SOAP) – Room 25A
How Colleges Make Decisions – Room 25B
You CAN Go to College: Information for DREAM/AB540 Students – Room 25C
Athletics in the College Process – Room 26B
Financial Aid 101 – Room 26A
Student Veteran Education Benefits – 27A

6:45 p.m.
College 101: Selecting a College – Room 25A
SAT & ACT Information – Presented by C2 Education – Room 25B
Applying In-State: UC & CSU Application Process – Room 25C
Financial Aid 101 – Room 26A


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