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Ignite FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Ignite program. If you have a question that is not answered below or in the Ignite 2022 Participant Information Book, feel free to email us at or call us at 865-974-1039.

No, all students are required to attend certain events as a part of Big Orange Welcome. Ignite is an optional experience that allows you to enhance your UT experience and leadership style, ease your transition into the university and meet other incoming students before classes start!

Of course! Feel free to go to as many sessions as you’d like. You are responsible for the program fee for each session you register for.

The cost of each session is $200. Payment is required at the time of registration for Ignite.

Knox: Starts at 10am on June 27 (session 1) and July 6 (session 2) and ends at noon on the June 29 (session 1) and July 8 (session 2).

Serves: Starts at 2:30pm on August 17 and ends at 12pm on August 20

Leadership Summit: Students will leave campus to head to the program site at 8am on August 2 (session 1) and August 15 (session 2) and students will return to campus at 12:30pm on August 4 (session 1) and August 17 (session 2)

Yes. The deadline to switch sessions is June 1, 2022. Please email your full name, UTK Student ID number, the session you’re currently registered for, and the session you want to switch into to There is a $25 session switch fee that you will need to pay, which you can access via the registration form.

Unfortunately, no. Due to the nature of the Ignite program and the necessity for early planning and purchasing of supplies, registration fees for cancellations are non-refundable after June 1 for Ignite Knox, July 1 for Ignite Serves and Ignite Leadership Summit. Ignite Outdoors no refunds will be issued if registration is cancelled within 30 days of the trip start date.

If you have a medical or family emergency, documentation will need to be submitted to for a refund to be considered.

If you need to cancel your registration, please email us prior to the start date of the session with your full name, UTK Student ID number, and the session(s) you’re registered to attend. Note that refunds will not be provided unless the medical/family emergency documentation is submitted and approved.

Yes. We can provide rides from Tyson McGhee Airport and the Knoxville Greyhound Bus Station, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. To request a ride please email, your full name, the Ignite session that you’re registered for, pick-up/drop-off location, arrival date and time, and departure date and time.

If you’re participating in Serves or Leadership Summit session 2, yes! For Serves, you’ll be able to move in Monday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 16, 2022 (details pending). For Leadership Summit session 2, you’ll be able to move in on Sunday, August 14, 2022. More information will be provided for participants once the move-in schedule is finalized.

You are expected to remain with the program during its entirety, so please do NOT schedule interviews, tests, or advising meetings during the program. Advising appointments can be made after the Ignite program has concluded.

Unfortunately, no. The 2022 Panhellenic recruitment schedule overlaps with Ignite Serves and Leadership Summit Session 2.

Outdoors, or Knox: Two weeks prior to your program, you’ll receive an email to your UTK email with a parking pass and parking location directions.

Serves and Leadership Summit: You’ll need a 2022-23 UT parking pass to park on campus during Ignite Leadership Summit (session 2) and Ignite Serves. You can purchase a permit by visiting UT Parking Services. If you do not wish to purchase a permit, there is street parking on the edges of campus that can be easily accessed.

Yes. We work closely with campus dining, caterers, and off-site facilities to ensure options for students with dietary restrictions and food allergies.