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Ignite Leadership Summit (Off-Campus)


The Ignite Leadership Summit is a three-day off-campus experience 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 to meet and welcome the new Vols alongside the Ignite Team Leaders.

The Ignite Leadership Summit takes place off-campus. The $200 registration fee includes transportation to site locations, air-conditioned lodging, meals, a low-level ropes course, a T-shirt, and program materials. 

Leadership Summit Sessions:

  • West Tennessee – REGISTRATION CLOSED
    • June 1-3
    • Linden Conference Center
    • Linden, TN
  • East Tennessee (Registration Open)
    • August 16-18
    • Carson Springs Conference Center
    • Newport, TN

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


  • Participants attending the West Tennessee session will have the opportunity to ride charter buses from Memphis or Nashville
  • Participants attending the East Tennessee session will move in directly to their permanent housing assignments on August 15 and will receive move-in appointment information closer to the program.


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