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Ignite 865 (On-Campus)


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.  Participants will live in a residence hall with their leaders and participate in day and evening activities. The $200 charged at registration includes lodging on campus, six meals, city excursions, transportation to and from excursion sites, a t-shirt, and program materials.

Students attending the August session will have the opportunity to move into their Fall housing resident hall early.

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

865 Sessions:

  • June sessions can work in complement to Vol Summer Visit
    • Session 1: June 15-17 (Registration Closed)
      • If you are planning on attending Vol Summer Visit for the College of Arts & Sciences, register for June 14
    • Session 2: June 20-22
      • If you are planning on attending Vol Summer Visit for your academic college, register for June 22
    • Session 3: August 16-18 (Registration Full)
    • NEW SESSION for Vol Summer Visit attendees: June 25-27
  • Check-in begins at 10 am on Day 1 (June 15, June 20, Juen 25, & August 16)


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