College Fair FAQs

 

For Attendees

Is there any fee to attend the fair?
No! Attendance at the College Fair is completely free, including participation in the Project 440 College Readiness Workshops. However, you are required to register to attend.

Where does the College Fair take place?
The College Fair is held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street. You can find additional details about the Kimmel Center here.

Is there parking available at the Kimmel Center?
There is parking available at the Kimmel Center for a fee. Additionally, there are numerous garages in the area and metered street parking available. Details about parking can be found on the Kimmel Center's website.

Do you have to register online to attend the fair?
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Registration information can be found by clicking here.

What schools will be at the fair?
You can find the list of colleges and universities that will be tabled at the fair through the Attendee Information page. The list will be updated weekly as new colleges register to attend.

Who should attend the fair?
This fair is perfect for any student with an interest in music, regardless of whether or not you plan on majoring in music! Everyone from the instrumental player to the student with a passion for hip-hop is encouraged to attend.

What is the program for the day?
You can view the 2019 program here.

 

For colleges & universities

How much does it cost to table at the 2019 College Fair?
The fee is $250 per table. This fee includes one table, two chairs and access to electricity if needed. You can register here.

Where does the College Fair take place?
The College Fair is held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street. You can find additional details about the Kimmel Center here.

Is there parking available at the Kimmel Center?
There is parking available at the Kimmel Center for a fee. Additionally, there are numerous garages in the area and metered street parking available. Details about parking can be found on the Kimmel Center's website.

I need to ship materials in advance of the fair. Where should I send them?
Materials should be shipped to the Project 440 offices:
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107

I’m coming from out of town. Where should I stay?
Project 440 has arranged a room block at the Cambria Hotel & Suites (a short walk from the Kimmel Center) at a discounted rate of $159/night +taxes. In order to reserve a room, please call the hotel at 877-424-6423 and request the “Project 440 Room Block” rate.
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations must be made by October 10, 2019 in order to receive the discounted rate.

I want to set up a step and repeat or some sort of other item that will take up additional floor space. Is there an additional fee?
Yes, there is an additional fee for these items. Please contact us directly at info@project440.org and we can facilitate these items with the Kimmel Center.

Who attends the College Fair for Musicians?
In 2018, over 320 young people from throughout the greater-Philadelphia region attended the Fair - almost a 60% increase from attendance in 2017! We hope to see just as much growth in 2019.
Attendees are typically 8th-12th grade students from the Greater Philadelphia region who want to learn more about opportunities to pursue music in higher education - that can mean majoring, minoring, etc. in music performance, business, education, etc.

What is the program for the day?
You can view the preliminary program here.

What time do colleges and universities arrive to set up?
College rep tables will be available in the space for full day so you are welcome to arrive and depart at any time during the day. The dedicated college fair session will take place from 11AM - 1PM. Inclusive of free workshops for attendees, the full day of events will run from 8:45AM - 3:45PM.