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WACAC Fairs

WACAC’s annual College Fairs provides students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country and beyond. Eight locations throughout central and northern California typically hosts fairs in the Spring. The Las Vegas fair occurs in the Spring as well and Reno’s annual fair is usually in the Fall. College and university participants must be active WACAC members and be non-profit institutions. Applications for membership may take up to one complete business week for approval so please plan accordingly if your college/university will be attending any of our fairs.

WACAC Fairs – Student and Parent Registration

Students, please register HERE.

Check out our tips for success at a College Fair HERE.

HERE are colleges and universities that attended our Spring 2018 fairs.

College Fairs 2018-2019

2018-2019 Membership Application is available now.

Fall 2018 College Fairs 

Register NOW

Las Vegas
Tuesday Oct. 23rd 6pm to 8pm @Faith Lutheran High School
Wednesday Oct. 24th 6pm to 8pm @Rancho High School (CCSD)

Reno
Sunday, November 18, 2018, University of Nevada Student Union, 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Whitney Peak:
– Courtesy block, 25% off standard rates
Reservation online only
– Please contact Kelsey Bridges if you have any questions regarding reservations.

Attendee List

Download a list of Colleges and Universities attending the Nevada College Fairs (X denotes attendance)

Spring 2019 College Fairs – Registration coming January 2019!

Spring 2019 College Fairs

Registration coming January 2019!

Sacramento State — Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11 am – 1 pm
Larkspur Landing:
– 10 rooms on April 27 & 10 rooms on April 28
– $126 rate, comp wifi
Deadline for booking: April 15, 2019

University of the Pacific — Monday, April 29, 2019, 10 am – 12 pm
Hilton Stockton:
– 10 rooms on courtesy block on April 28
– $129 rate, comp wifi
Deadline for booking: April 15, 2019

Sonoma State — Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
DoubleTree Sonoma:
– 10 rooms on April 30 and May 1
– $158 rate, comp wifi

Dominican University of California — Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Embassy Suites San Rafael:
– 3 rooms on April 30 + 10 rooms on May 1
– $209 rate, comp wifi

West Valley College (Santa Clara/Silicon Valley) — Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10 – noon and 6 – 8 pm
Renaissance ClubSport:
– 5 rooms on May 2, 15 rooms on May 3 & 5 rooms on May 6
– $119 rate, comp wifi
Deadline for booking: April 22, 2019

Cal State East Bay — Friday, May 3, 2019, 10 – noon
Renaissance ClubSport:
– 5 rooms on May 2, 15 rooms on May 3 & 5 rooms on May 6
– $119 rate, comp wifi
Deadline for booking: April 22, 2019

Saint Mary’s College of California — Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:15 pm – Informational Sessions
1 – 4 pm – College Fair
Renaissance ClubSport:
– 5 rooms on May 2, 15 rooms on May 3 & 5 rooms on May 6
– $119 rate, comp wifi
Deadline for booking: April 22, 2019

Save the date: 2019 Super Conference with our colleagues from Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain.
May 20 – 22, 2019
Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ
Registration opens late Fall 2018

Exhibitor Guidelines

WACAC College Fair exhibitors play a major role in the success of each of our programs. The Executive Board of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), along with members of the local planning committee are responsible for creating a professional and safe environment for the delivery of WACAC’s College Fair program. Please find the Exhibitor Guidelines here.

Scanner Information

WACAC is pleased to announce the addition of scanning technology to our regional college fairs starting this fall! We have partnered with StriveScan to provide this service and scanning will be included in your WACAC fair registration.

Colleges:

Registered institutions will receive an email from StriveScan with instructions on how to sign up and get started.

College reps may use the StriveScan app on their iPhone, Android, or iPad to scan students’ barcodes (no other device needed!). Reps can instantly view the student’s profile information and take notes right in the app. After the fair, reps export the student data with one click, instantly, to a CSV Excel file. If you have multiple reps attending from the same institution, both can scan from their own phones.

For more information, we recommend watching the two-minute intro video at www.strivescan.com.

If you have questions, feel free to contact StriveScan at info@strivescan.com.

Students:

Go to www.strivefair.com to register for a barcode. It’s free and will save you time. The day after the fair, you will receive a report with information about each college with whom you scanned.

Counselors:

High School Counselors do not need to register for college fairs as they will not be scanned by college reps. Encourage your students to register for a barcode before they attend the fair at www.strivefair.com. Download and print StriveScan’s handout for students.