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A huge outdoor gathering of students

Ignite Serves

August 14-17 (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.

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.

Use the link at the top of this page to register.  No payment is required; we will charge your student account in August.

Program Highlights

  • Move in early to your assigned residence hall
  • Learn UT traditions and participant in the Ignite Olympics
  • Serve multiple Community Partners throughout the greater Knoxville community
  • Participate in leadership development workshops to learn your own leadership style and the importance of being an inclusive leader at UT


See the Ignite 2017 Participant Information Book or email

To request volunteers, please visit the Volunteer Request Form.

Center for Leadership and Service
Division of Student Life

2238 Dunford Hall (second floor)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 865-974-1039 E-mail:

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.