Important Dates for Candidates

Updated for Fall 2017
For a list of dates with locations, please view our Meetings page.

Week of 9/4/17 to 9/8/17
Eligibility Notifications
Academically-eligible students receive an email and a letter informing them of their eligibility. The academic requirements are listed on the Candidate Information page.
September 18, 2017
Information Session
President will introduce the officers, cover the history of Tau Beta Pi, explain Florida Alpha's goals and purpose, give an in-depth explanation of the membership process, and introduce a few of the Chapter's projects.
September 20, 2017 to October 16, 2017
Interviews Begin
Interviews for both undergraduates and graduates are due before Meeting 3. Forms can be found in the Election Process section of the Candidate Information page. Please complete the form online before meeting with a member of the Advisory Board for your in-person interview.
September 19, 2017
Meeting 1
Attend to express your interest in joining Tau Beta Pi.
TBA, 2017
Member/Candidate Social
Attend the member/candidate social to get to know the officers and members. Remember, if we don't know who you are, how are we suppose to evaluate your character? Also, this social is required for distinguished electee status.
September 27, 2017
Graduate Forms Deadline
Graduate qualification forms and advisor letters must be submitted. Late forms will not make it to Nationals on time.
October 17, 2017
Meeting 3 (Members only)
You should have completed all necessary paperwork by this date. Candidate Elections will be held immediately after the Meeting.
October 17, 2017
Candidate Election
CANDIDATES DO NOT ATTEND . Active members will vote to elect or not elect all candidates who have filled out an application. For more information on the election process, visit the Candidate Information page.
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Election Notifications
You will be informed via email on whether or not you were elected.
October 31, 2017
Meeting 4
$100 lifetime fees are due. You will receive your bents once you pay. If you would like to polish your bent to be eligible for the "Best Bent" award, instructions for that can be found here.
TBA, 2017
Electee-Only Social
Attend the electee-only social to get to know your fellow electees.
November 5, 2017
Engineering Futures
Attend one of the three engineering futures sessions for distinguished electee status. For more information regarding E-Futures, visit the Engineering Futures
November 14, 2017
Meeting 5
The final meeting before initiation. By this point, you should have read the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association and the Chapter.
November 17, 2017
Initiation
Mandatory, no exceptions! Do not be late . All electee requirements must be completed prior to initiation. To be eligible for Best Bent, this is the deadline for polishing your bent. For those electees who want to be distinguished electees, the additional requirements must be completed by this point also.
November 17, 2017
Banquet
Only those newly-initiated members who attend the banquet are eligible for the Best Bent award ($50).
November 28, 2017
Officer Elections
Active members will vote for the following semester's officers. For more information on the officer positions, visit the Officer Descriptions page.