College Fairs

2015 Fall Fair Registration is now open!

PNACAC Fall Fair Registration
PNACAC Spring Fair Registration
Boise Spring Fair
Seattle Spring Fair
Portland Spring Fair
2015 NACAC Fall Fairs

2015 NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fairs

PNACAC fairs are free and open to the public. No fee is necessary for students, family members or guidance counselors to attend. Students are encouraged to visit prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a barcode that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice. Put an end to filling out info cards at every table!

2015 Fall Fairs:

Click HERE to register for the 2015 Fall Fairs

October 12:  Douglas County - 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Roseburg High School Gym

October 13:  Southern Oregon/Northern California - Southern Oregon University 9:00am - 11:30am

October 15:  Central Oregon - 9:00 - 11:30am, Redmond High School

October 16:  Mid-Willamette - University of Oregon, 9:00am - 12:00pm

2016 PNACAC Spring Fair Registration will open later this year.

Boise, April 18, 2015  3:00pm - 6:00pm

Boise Logistics for Participating Institutions and Attendeesa
Participating Institutions - Boise 

Seattle, April 25, 2015  Noon - 3:00pm - Seattle University, Connolly Center

Seattle Logistics for Participating Institutions and Attendees
Participating Institutions - Seattle 

Portland, April 26, 2015  Noon - 3:00pm - University of Portland, Chiles Center
Portland Logistics for Participating Institutions and Attendees
Participating Institutions - Portland 



Washington State Convention Center
Friday, October 16, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Expo Idaho
Monday, October 19, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spokane Convention Center
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregon Convention Center
Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Portland Art Museum- Mark Building
Monday, September 28, 2015
7:00 pm -9:00 pm


Seattle Center- Fisher Pavilion
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Registration for the 2015 PNACAC Spring Fairs is now closed! 

Registration is for college representatives only. Attendance is free and open to students, parents, and educators. If you have questions, email the Executive Assistant at Institutions must be members of the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) in order to participate in PNACAC-sponsored college fairs. PNACAC Membership: Apply

Disability Accommodations
Lead Retrieval Scanners

2015 Spring Fair Registration

Early Bird (7.7.14 - 2.1.15):  $130

Regular Fee (2.2.15 - 4.5.15):  $155

Registration closes on 4.5.15 at 5pm PST

Refund Policy:  Cancellations before March 15, 2015 receive a 50% refund. No refunds after this date.

Disability Accommodations

If you need disability accommodations in order to attend or participate in this event, please contact the fair coordinator for each fair you plan on attending via phone or email at least two weeks in advance of the event. You can find the names of the coordinators on the ‘College Fairs’ page.

Lead Retrieval Scanners

Thank you for registering for the PNACAC College Fairs!  We look forward to seeing you this October.

It is my goal as College Fair Chair to make sure that we have the best available scanner technology for the college fairs.  I have been working over the last two months to try and provide the ability to have scanners available and included in the college fair registration.  College Fair Automation is unable, at this time, to guarantee that we will be able to have Premium Scanners this fall if we include them in our rental cost.  The Premium Scanner is the one that can scan both paper and electronic copies of the bar code.  Bluntly put, they just do not have enough of the Premium Scanners in stock to service the NACAC Fairs, and the Regional ACAC fairs.  They also are not able to guarantee that they can provide an onsite tech in the event that something malfunctions with the devices.  Since this would affect a decent percentage of our students I have decided to not include them in the registration process this year.  It is my mission to continue talks with College Fair Automation to make sure that we can have the Premium Scanners included in the fair registration for the fall 2015 college fairs. 

Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

Scanners are available to rent for the four PNACAC Fairs.  If you are interested in having a scanner, please make sure to rent yours ahead of time.  They will be shipped directly to you.  We are making greater efforts this year to make sure that students will be registered before the fair, but we will also do our best to make sure that we have the ability to have onsite registration for students.  If you have already ordered through College Fair Automation for fairs this fall, you should not need to do it again.  The scanners will work at any fair that is going through College Fair Automation.

I do recommend that you order early and request the Premium Scanner.  As mentioned before, the Premium Scanner can scan bar codes that are printed as well as electronic.  This scanner is more expensive, but has more to offer.  You may also consider utilizing their smart phone app.  It requires a smart device, but there is only an activation fee and not a rental cost for a device.  It has the same functionalities as the Premium Scanner plus some other bells and whistles.

If you have not yet ordered a scanner, and would like to utilize this service at the upcoming fall fairs, please order directly through College Fair Automation.  Again, the scanner will be shipped to you.

At this time, scanners will not be available for rent the day of the program.  Please make sure that you rent your scanner early.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  See you in October!

David Compton
Assistant Director of Admissions For Recruitment
Western Oregon University
PNACAC Regional College Fair Chair