College Fairs in the San Francisco Area 2016

College Fairs and College Prep in the SF Bay area.

This post was most recently updated on September 12th, 2016

The fall schedule for college fairs in the San Francisco Bay area is out and fairs begin September 11, 2016.  New on the schedule this year a several college fairs specifically for Christian colleges (September 13-15, 2016).

For students interested in performing or visual arts majors, the College Fair for Performing And Visual Arts is scheduled for October 23rd at the South San Francisco Convention Center.  The Performing And Visual Arts fair is only once a year so if your interest is performing or visual arts, don’t miss this fair.

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Also new for 2016 is the STEM College and Career Fair again at the  South San Francisco Convention Center.  This fair scheduled for November 6, 2016 will host not only colleges and universities offering programs associated with STEM careers but industry representatives will be on hand to discuss STEM careers.

If you are going to one of the UCAN HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) remember to bring copies of your high school transcript (official would be nice, but unofficial will work too), your test scores and a parent!  A parent is a must have so that they can sign the college application at the Fair.

For more information about what to do, expect and get the most out of a College Fair, read my earlier article College Fairs in the San Francisco Bay Area 2015.  To find more college prep events in the SF Bay area visit

Who should attend a  College Fair?

High school students beginning in grade 9 – maybe, definitely by grade 10.

Should Your Child Register Even If They Can’t Attend?

Absolutely!  Registering online gets the information to interested colleges, giving your student and family more options.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend?

Most college fairs are free to attend.  Click on the links below for the exact details of cost, times and location addresses.  For those few college fairs that do charge admission the cost is usually under $10.


 Fall 2016 College Fair Schedule
 Date  Start Time  College Fair/Location  City
9/11/2016 4 pm Black College Fair at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Fairfield
9/12/2016 4 pm Black College Fair at Mission High San Francisco
9/13/2016 9 am Black College Fair at Deer Valley High Antioch
9/13/2016 5:30 pm Christian College Fair at Valley Christian HS San Jose
9/14/2016 6 pm Christian College Fair at Valley Christian Schools Dublin
9/14/2016 4 pm Ucan Black College Fair at Laney College Oakland
9/15/2016 6 pm College Fair: Christian College Fair at Berean Walnut Creek
9/16/2016 9 am UCan Black College Fair @ Bethel High School Vallejo
10/23/2016 1 pm Performing  & Visual Arts Fair at S. SF Conf Center San Fransisco
11/6/2016 11 am STEM College and Career Fair at So SF Conf Center San Fransisco

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