OACAC Sponsored College Fairs - OACAC

OACAC Sponsored College Fairs

We are grateful to the counselors and schools who partner with OACAC to bring quality programming to students and parents. OACAC is also working with StriveScan to streamline the connection between students and college representatives with advanced student barcode scanning technology. (See details below.)

A few reminders:

Payment by credit card is required.

Members must be logged-into the website portal to have access to the member rate. Therefore, the member must login to register for the fair. On the form, there is a place to indicate if another representative from the member institution is attending.

Member rate – $125 and Nonmember rate – $175  

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You must register separately for each fair. By doing so, this allows each volunteer coordinator to maintain an accurate database of their fair. However, you can pay for all fairs in one checkout!  Payment will be accepted only by credit card.  If you need special consideration to send a check, please email: execadmin@oacac.org 

1/21/22 Health checks are subject to change based on host school site, state and CDC guidelines. We ask that all attendees follow the CDC guidelines for mask and health checks. Masks should be worn by unvaccinated guests and masks are optional for vaccinated guests. Health checks should be conducted by each individual prior to arriving to the host site. Guests should not attend if they have any signs or symptoms of flu or covid-19.  Social distancing will be strongly encouraged and space permitting, fair set-up will comply accordingly to enhance social distancing. Due to uncertainties with holding events and the personal choice to attend events, please note the OACAC refund policy as we must adhere to the 14 day refund request.

Northeast Ohio Spring College Fair

Co-hosted by The University of Akron where more than 2,000 students from high schools in Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties and 100 colleges and universities from across the United States will converge on the UA campus.  Students will be bused to The University of Akron from individual high schools.

April 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The University of Akron
Look for signs for materials drop-off and rep. parking

NEOH College Fair Parking Pass

Buses will be parking in lot 9 that can be accessed from Spicer Street or Exchange Street, it is the gravel lot beside of InfoCision Stadium. College representatives, please park in lot 10 directly behind the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, or at the East Campus Parking Deck, both are located off Carroll Street. For representatives that wish to drop off their materials before parking,  drop off at the back door to the SRWC which is in lot 10. 

Fair Contacts:

Vishal:  vvk7@uakron.edu & Katie: ket48@uakron.edu

Contact the day of the fair, Admissions Visitor Relations: 330-972-7100
Google maps: Map to U.A.


NW33 Corridor College Fair – NW Central Ohio Region

Join us to meet students, parents, administrators and coaches at this fair which serves Union, Franklin, Champaign, Delaware, Logan & Marion Counties in the northwestern section of Central Ohio!  Co-sponsored by: Delaware Hayes, Dublin Jerome, Fairbanks, Marysville, Triad, Marysville Early College and North Union High Schools.

April 5, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Marysville High School (Union County) Field House
800 Amrine Mill Rd.
Marysville OH 43040 

Fair contact for *college reps: execadmin@oacac.org or Belinda Quisenberry: 937-578-6218
Plenty of parking! Unload & check in at Alumni Hall right in front of the school. Google maps: Map to MHS
*pasta, salad, fruit, cookies, beverages will be offered to our guests and volunteers starting at 5:30pm




Toledo Area West College Night

Co-hosted by Ottawa Hills, Springfield, Sylvania Northview, Sylvania
Southview, and Whitmer High Schools

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
The University of Toledo – Student Union Auditorium
2801 Bancroft St
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Fair Contact: Jennifer Nagy, Ottawa Hills High School, 419-534-5376 or jnagy@ohschools.org

College Reps: A map of the UT campus  You may park in Area 13. Materials may be unloaded by following West Centennial Drive to the circular drive next to the Student Union. 

Cincinnati Spring College Fair

Co-hosted by Saint Ursula Academy and St. Xavier High School 

Monday, March 28th, 2022
6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Xavier High School – Ellis Gymnasium
600 W. North Bend Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45224

Fair Contact: Lindsey Ferguson, St. Xavier HS ( lferguson@stxavier.org)

College Reps- Materials may be unloaded in front of the Ellis Gymnasium entrance. Dinner for college representatives will be provided starting at 5pm.

Geauga County Kickstart Fair will be offered again in 2023

West Geauga High School
13401 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, OH 44026

Google maps: Map to West Geauga HS



Ohio ACAC is pleased to announce we have partnered with StriveScan to bring their student barcode scanning technology to our college fairs starting this spring, 2022. StriveScan will make the experience more efficient and productive for students and colleges, plus provide Ohio ACAC and the fair organizers with valuable data about the events. 

StriveScan is used at college fairs around the country, including by other NACAC affiliates including Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest, Western, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii ACACs, other ACRAO affiliates including Kansas, Utah, West Virginia, Virginia, and the Carolinas, plus the Colleges That Change Lives, Jesuit Excellence Tour, Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council, and more. More than 2,500 colleges have used StriveScan at hundreds of college fairs around the country and in 68 different countries.

Fair participant information (College Representatives )

College reps use the StriveScan app on their iPhone, Android, or iPad to scan students’ barcodes. 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 file.

StriveScan is included with your registration fee for all OACAC College Fairs. After you register, you will receive instructions and an unlock code to activate scanning at these fairs. Student data can be exported instantly. Fair organizers are working hard to get all students registered with a barcode

You’ll no longer need to wait for your data, purchase lead packages, app codes, or rent scanners for each rep. 

Student Registration Process

Students attending the fairs go to the registration page at www.StriveFair.com and fill out a quick form on their phone or computer (in advance or at the door). When they sign up, StriveScan sends them a barcode via text message and email. The next day, students receive an email with a report on all of the colleges and representatives they met along with their contact information and social media profiles. There is no cost for students.

School Counselors 

Counselors should encourage their students to pre-register before attending an OACAC College Fair by directing them to StriveFair.com. You can also use StriveScan’s handout for students to assist with student registration!

More Information

For more information, we recommend watching the two-minute intro video at www.strivescan.com. Contact StriveScan at help@strivescan.com. More information will be provided to colleges during fair registration. 

Refund Policy:
Refunds will be reviewed upon request up to two weeks (14 calendar days) before the first day of the event. Requests must be sent via email to execadmin@oacac.org . Please include an explanation for your request, the payee and USPS address. You may be refunded any monies less any applicable credit-card processing fees if the original payment was by credit card. Refunds may be issued by OACAC check. Refund checks will be issued no sooner than 30 days after the last day of the event. If an OACAC event is canceled by circumstances beyond the control of OACAC such as but not limited to acts of God, war, terrorist threats, government regulations, public health crisis, disaster, civil disorder, inclement weather, sudden outage of electricity or water at the venue, or curtailment of transportation facilities – to the extent that such circumstances make it illegal or impossible to allow the OACAC event to occur, the participant agrees that they will not hold OACAC liable for the cancellation and/or disruption of the event (if in progress) and thereby request a return of any paid fees including but not limited to conference registration fees, sponsorship commitment fees, exhibitor table fees, meals, hotel and transportation costs.