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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 2019 Participant Information Book, feel free to email us at or call us at 865-974-1039.

No, all students are required to attend summer orientation. 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.

All Ignite programs cost $200 per session.

No. Your MyUTK account will be billed on August 1st, 2020, along with your tuition and fees through the university.

Yes. The deadline to switch sessions is June 1, 2020. 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

Unfortunately, no. Due to the nature of the Ignite program and the necessity for early planning and purchasing of supplies, no refunds are able to be given. 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 you’re currently registered for.

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, email your full name, 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, yes! For Serves, you’ll be able to move in Monday, August 10, 2020 (time TBA). For Leadership Summit, you’ll be able to move in on Friday, August 14, 2020 (time TBA).

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.

Yes! You’ll be dismissed for free time on Wednesday, August 12th from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. to attend Recruitment Orientation and will return to Ignite afterward. On Thursday, August 13th, Serves will conclude at 11:00 a.m. and Recruitment activities do not begin until 1:00 p.m.

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 UT parking pass to park on campus during 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.