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Ignite Serves







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Ignite Serves is a four-day on-campus leadership and service experience for 256 incoming students. Participants will have the opportunity to serve local Knoxville organizations, participate in leadership experiences, and enjoy evening social events. The cost of $200 to your student account includes all meals, city excursions, transportation to and from service sites, a t-shirt, a water bottle, and program materials.

Ignite Team Leaders will lead students through an action-packed week of activities focused on team building, serving the community, leadership, and learning about the University of Tennessee.

Program Highlights

  • Move in early to your assigned residence hall
  • Serve multiple local organizations throughout the greater Knoxville community
  • Learn the importance of being a true Torchbearer
  • Spend four days with 256 other incoming students

Program Schedule

Monday, August 10th

2:30pm     Check-In at Student Union (Auditorium or Ballroom)

3:00pm     Ignite Welcome

4:00pm     Team Breakouts

5:00pm     Dinner

6:30pm     Rocky Top Round Trip (Campus Tours)


Tuesday, August 11th

8:00am     Breakfast

9:00am     Activity Block 1

12:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm     Activity Block 2

4:00pm     Team Breakouts

6:00pm     Dinner

7:00pm     Ice Cream Social


Wednesday, August 12th

8:00am     Breakfast

9:00am     Activity Block 3

12:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm     Activity Block 4

4:00pm     Free Time

5:30pm     Dinner

6:30pm     Team Breakouts


Thursday, August 13th

8:00am     Breakfast

9:00am     Team Breakouts

11:00am    Closing Ceremony

*Participants will be dismissed by noon*


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