WiSE residential clusters are designed to help first-year students connect and build a community with other female-identifying students in STEM. First-year students have several location options available, all of which are formatted as clusters, where the majority of students are female-identifying and majoring in STEM fields. 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. 

Selecting a WiSE Cluster

    1. Accept your offer of admission to Iowa State.

    2. Log in to the Housing Portal and select WiSE as your Learning Community

    3. Submit your contract!

    Already submitted your housing contract? Not to worry, you can still log back in and add WiSE as your theme house. Making this adjustment to your housing preferences does not affect your original contract submission date.

    For more information about the housing contract and assignment process/timeline, visit the Department of Residence.


    STEM Majors eligible for the WiSE Living Option:

    • Actuarial Science
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Agricultural Biochemistry
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Agricultural Systems Technology
    • Agriculture Undeclared
    • Agronomy
    • Animal Ecology
    • Animal Science
    • Architecture
    • Athletic Training/Pre-Athletic Training
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    • Biological & Pre-Medical Illustration
    • Biological Systems Engineering
    • Biology
    • Biophysics
    • Business Analytics
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Construction Engineering
    • Culinary Science
    • Cyber Security Engineering
    • Dairy Science
    • Data Science
    • 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
    • Software Engineering
    • Statistics


    WiSE Contact Information

    Sarah DuBois • Program Specialist • sedubois@iastate.edu • 515-294-5883

    General Housing Contact Information

    housing@iastate.edu. • 515-294-2900