WiSE residential clusters are designed to help first-year students connect and build a community with other women in STEM.  In majors where women continue to be underrepresented at Iowa State, the residential cluster option increases the retention and graduation rates for students living in a WiSE cluster. WiSE residential clusters are located in various residence halls across campus.

Selecting a WiSE Floor

    Step 1:
    Accept your offer of admission to Iowa State University.

    Step 2:
    Fill out a housing contract online using AccessPlus. 

    Step 3:
    Select WiSE as your preference under Step 5 of your housing contract. 

    Note: You may log back into AccessPlus and change your preferences at any time before the housing deadline. There are a finite number of spaces in each residential cluster and students are admitted into them on a first-come-first-served basis. You will be notified of your room assignment by the Department of Residence.


    STEM Majors eligible for the WiSE Living Option beginning Fall 2020:

    • Actuarial Science
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Agricultural Biochemistry
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Agricultural Systems Technology
    • Agriculture Undeclared
    • Agronomy
    • Animal Ecology
    • Animal Science
    • Athletic Training/Pre-Athletic Training
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    • Biological & Pre-Medical Illustration
    • Biological Systems Engineering
    • Biology
    • Biophysics
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Construction Engineering
    • Culinary Science
    • Cyber Security Engineering
    • Dairy Science
    • Data Science
    • Diet and Exercise/Pre-Diet and Exercise
    • Earth Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Undeclared
    • Environmental Science
    • Food Science
    • Forestry
    • General Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    • Genetics
    • Geology
    • Global Resource Systems
    • Horticulture
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Industrial Technology
    • Kinesiology and Health
    • Management Information Systems
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Meteorology
    • Microbiology
    • Nursing
    • Nutritional Science
    • Physics
    • Pre-Medical & Health Services
    • Pre-Human Medicine
    • Software Engineering
    • Statistics

    WiSE Contact Information

    Carly Miller • Undergraduate Programs Coordinator • millerc@iastate.edu • 515-294-9964

    General Housing Contact Information

    Kurt Earnest • Residence Life Coordinator • kearnest@iastate.edu. • 515-294-6264