College Fairs Coming to the Bay Area

Large college fairs are coming to the San Francisco Bay Area! College fairs are a great opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the colleges you’re interested in
  • Find out about colleges you might not have heard of before
  • Make personal connections with people that will probably have a say on application decisions
  • Ask your questions about anything college related

If you are attending any of the college fairs below, make sure to register before the event. Registering will save you a lot of time at the fair. You will provide your personal information (name, address, contact information, high school, etc), as well as college preferences (majors, extracurricular activities, sports). After registering, you’ll have a bar code that you’ll show to the college representatives at the fair. Instead of spending time handwriting all of this information at all of the tables where you want more information, you’ll just show your bar code and they’ll have all of the information they will need.

College fairs are a great resource to help start building your college list. Here are some tips on attending college fairs:

The first fair is the NACAC Fair. NACAC stands for National Association for College Admissions Counseling. This is the leading professional organization for college admissions. It will also be the largest fair. Currently there are over 270 colleges and universities registered to attend.

Daly City
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cow Palace, Building Bays A-C, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014

The rest of the college fairs below are WACAC College Fairs. WACAC stands for Western Association for College Admissions Counseling. This is the regional association for college admissions. The fairs will still be quite large and will have over 100 colleges and universities attending! You can register for all of the WACAC College Fairs here.

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sacramento State University, University Union Ballroom, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: University of the Pacific, Jassen-Lagorio Gym, 1124 Larry Heller Drive, Stockton, CA 95211

Rohnert Park
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Sonoma State University, Student Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

San Rafael
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Santa Clara
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mission College, Gymnasium, 3000 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 :00 p.m.
Location: California State University, East Bay, Gymnasium, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

Last piece of advice: Prepare before going to the fair so that you don’t feel overwhelmed! And, have fun!



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