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Ignite Leadership Summit


The Ignite Leadership Summit is a fun-filled three-day event for incoming students who want an experience like nothing else!

Led by Ignite Team Leaders—current students at UT, the Ignite Leadership Summit experience provides a warm welcome to Big Orange Country. Each team will also have a Facilitator—a UT faculty/staff member who volunteers their time to meet and welcome the new Vols alongside the Ignite Team Leaders.

The Ignite Leadership Summit takes place off-campus. The cost of $200 includes transportation from campus, air-conditioned lodging, meals, ropes course, a T-shirt, and program materials. 

Ignite 2022 Dates

  • Session 1: August 2-4
  • Session 2: August 15-17

Program Highlights

  • Connect with current student leaders
  • Participate in an outdoor challenge course (always “challenge by choice”)
  • A high-energy UT traditions tournament
  • Learn UT chants, cheers, and game day traditions
  • Define your personal leadership style, identify your core values, and learn how to work with others in a group setting
  • Enjoy bonfires, games, and dance parties

Key Schedule Times

  • Check-in begins at 7am on Day 1 (August 2 or 15)
  • Buses leave for the retreat site at 8am
  • Program closes at 12pm on Day 3 (August 4 or 17) and students travel back to campus
  • Participants attending session 2 will move in directly to their permanent housing assignments on August 14 and will receive move-in appointment information closer to the program.

A picture is worth a thousand words—take a look at a few from previous Ignite Leadership Summits on the Jones Center for Leadership and Service Facebook page!


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