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Ignite 865 (On-Campus)

Register for Ignite: 865 Now!


Ignite 865, our on-campus experience, is a three-day community engagement, service-oriented leadership experience that introduces students to our Scruffy City through cultural, outdoor, and service experiences. We hope that students see Knoxville as a home and not just a four-year destination for college.

Ignite Team Leaders will lead students through activities highlighting Knoxville’s history and culture. Participants will also be able to meet various city leaders during the program.

The program’s home base is on campus. Students participating in the June sessions will live in a residence hall with their leaders and engage in day and evening activities. Students participating the August session will have the opportunity to move into their fall housing assignment early.

The $225 charged at registration includes on campus lodging, six meals, city excursions, transportation to and from excursion sites, a t-shirt, and program materials.

Program Highlights

  • Live on campus for the week with all participants and leaders
  • Interact with Knoxville community leaders at a dinner held downtown
  • Serve with a local Knoxville organization
  • Participate in various city excursions (i.e., paddle boarding, a tour of the Tennessee Theatre, food tastings, rock climbing, and more!)
  • Participate in leadership development workshops led by Ignite Team Leaders

2024 Ignite: 865 Sessions:

  • Session 1 – June 7 – 9 (Registration Closed)
  • Session 2 – June 11 – 13 (Haslam College of Business students only) (Registration Closed)
  • Session 3 – June 14 – 16 (Registration Closed)
  • Session 4 – June 15 – 17 (Registration Closed) 
  • Session 5 – June 24 – 26
  • Session 6 – August 14 – 16


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