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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.

Registration for August 12-15, 2019 will open Spring 2019. 

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