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A huge outdoor gathering of students

Ignite Serves







August 12-15, 2019 (move-in to assigned residence hall early!)

Ignite Serves is a four-day on-campus leadership and service experience for 500 incoming students. Participants will have the opportunity to serve local Knoxville organizations, complete leadership workshops and enjoy evening social events. The cost of $200 to your student account includes six meals, city excursions, transportation to and from service sites, a t-shirt and program materials.

Ignite Team Leaders and supporting UT staff members will lead students through an action-packed week of activities focused on team building, serving the community, leadership, and learning about the UT traditions.

Community Partners looking to request service for Ignite Serves, click here.

Program Highlights

  • Move in early to your assigned residence hall
  • Serve multiple Community Partners throughout the greater Knoxville community
  • Learn your personal leadership style and the importance of being a true Torchbearer
  • Spend four days with 500 other incoming students


2018 FAQ’s can be found here or email