San Francisco National College Fair


 Location & Hours


Cow Palace​ 
North Hall and Arena Floor
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA 94014

Fair Hours:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:

Highway 280 North - “Geneva Avenue” Exit, right onto Geneva Avenue. Cow Palace will be 2-3 miles down on the right.

Highway 280 South - “Geneva Avenue” Exit, left onto Geneva Avenue. Cow Palace will be 2-3 miles down Geneva on the right.

Highway 101 North - “Bayshore Blvd/Cow Palace” Exit, exit to the right, continuing North on Bayshore Blvd. Follow Bayshore Blvd., turning left onto Geneva Avenue.  Cow Palace will be up Geneva Avenue on the Left.

Highway 101 South - “Cow Palace/Third Street” Exit, exit to the right, continuing South on Bayshore Blvd. Turn right onto Geneva Avenue, Cow Palace will be up Geneva Avenue on the left. 

19th Avenue - South on 19th Avenue past San Francisco State University.  Bear to the right on 19th Avenue.  Take the Alemany/Cow Palace” Exit, exiting to the right, curving under 19th Avenue.  Continue down Alemany Blvd. To Geneva Avenue.  Turn right onto Geneva Avenue, cross Mission Street.  Continue down Geneva Avenue, Cow Palace will be on the right.

Parking Information:

The current parking fee is $10.00 and is cash only, collected upon entry.  Please check the Cow Palace website often as this rate is subject to change. 


Find more directions and parking information for the Cow Palace 

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

 For Exhibitors


​Fair Set-up Hours:
Friday, April 29, 2016
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Estimated Attendance: 3,000


All load-in and load-out of materials should be loaded through auto gate 10 behind the North Hall – Please see Cow Palace site map here  

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

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
(Your Name/Institution/Booth Number)
San Francisco National College Fair
Saturday, April 30, 2016
YRC C/O TotalExpo
201 Haskins Way, South
South San Francisco, CA 94080


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.  
*Rates are subject to change. Please contact Total Expo, Inc. for current rates.

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Electrical Service:
Please contact for 415/404-4100 for electrical forms and information. 

Recommended Hotels:
Alpine Inn & Suites
560 Carter Street,
Daly City, California (CA) 94014
Phone: 415/334-6969
Miles from venue: 0.4 miles

Courtyard San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
1300 Veterans Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650/871-4100
Miles from venue: 4.6 miles

Hampton Inn San Francisco-Daly City​
2700 Junipero Serra Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: 650/755-7500
Miles from venue: 4.8 miles

NACAC has a long standing relationship with the San Francisco Examiner, 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 Dave Lee at  The deadline for submission is April 20, 2016.

Contact Information:

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


 Workshop Information

2016 San Francisco schedule:

1:45 p.m.
How to Pay for College
Workshop Room A
The California State University (CSU’s)
Workshop Room B
Writing the College Essay/The Application Process
Workshop Room C
How to Start the College Search Process: Finding the College that is Right for You
Workshop Room D

2:45 p.m.
How to Pay for College
Workshop Room A
Writing the College Essay/ The Application Process
Workshop Room B
College Entrance Examinations: SAT and ACT
Workshop Room C
The University of California (UC’s)
Workshop Room D

3:45 p.m.
California Community Colleges
Workshop Room A
Financial Aid
Workshop Room B
Considering Out of State Options
Workshop Room C
The University of California (UC’s)
Workshop Room D

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