Ignite is a long standing tradition on our campus that has been expanded to include three different programs and serve 1/3 of the incoming first year students! These programs include: Summit, a fun-filled three-day camp focusing on traditions and networking with other freshmen, Serves, a five-day service focused program hosted at the University of Tennessee the week before classes being, and Outdoors, a five-day wilderness adventure and outdoor leadership program.
Ignite is a great way for incoming students to get a head start on leadership and inVOL
vement at UTK
! They will leave with everything they need to know about being a Volunteer, new friends, and great advice on how to succeed at The University of Tennessee!
In addition students who participate in Ignite statistically have a greater rate of persisting to their sophomore year at the university, compared with non-participants.
Ignite programs will be offered throughout the entirety of the summer, and students can choose to participate in one, two, or three programs. Dates are strategically placed near orientation sessions or campus move-in dates to allow students to coordinate their trips to Knoxville. The dates for Ignite sessions are as follows:
For details about registration, housing, meals, parking, and other information please download the Ignite Participant handbook HERE
Ignite registration opens mid-January and closes August 1st or
when a session reaches capacity. Please review all participant and
registration information before registering for an Ignite session.
There are three types of Ignite (Summit, Outdoors and Serves).
Students may participate in one type or all three! Registration is
available on a first-come, first serve basis.
2015 Ignite Program Dates
Session 1: June 26-28, 2015, Session 2: August 13-15, 2015
Session 1: June 3-7, 2015;
Session 2: June 13-17; Session 3: July 15-19
August 10-13, 2015
The cost for Ignite is $150.00 for Summit and Outdoors. Ignite Serves will cost $130.00. The cost for Ignite Summit is $140.00.
For more information on that process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly. Regardless of financial situation, we want you to experience Ignite!