Live and Learn Together

WiSE residential living communities are designed to help first-year students connect and build a community with other STEM students.

    Living on a WiSE floor helped connect me with people I saw both in passing and in my classes. It was easy to collaborate on homework, as I could walk down the hall and ask questions.

    Shanna K, Construction Engr.

    WiSE floors are in 8 different residence halls on campus

    Find the Residence Hall for You

    Residence Halls

    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.

      Currently living on a WiSE Floor? Become a WiSE Ambassador!

      A WiSE Ambassador is a WiSE student living in a WiSE Learning Community who acts as a liaison between WiSE and their Learning Community. This is a volunteer position, elected by members of their house Cabinet. Responsibilities of this position include attending house meetings, meeting twice a month with WiSE staff and other Ambassadors, and promoting and attending WiSE events with other residents. 

      Learn more about the Ambassador Position.

      WiSE is currently seeking Ambassadors for:

      • Willow Hall
        • Bates House
        • Thompkins House
      • Buchanan Hall
        • Fuller House
      • Eaton Hall
        • Tilden House
      • Friley Hall
        • O'Bryan House

      WiSE Contact Information

      Caitlyn Spencer • Undergraduate Student Success Specialist • • 515-294-9964

      General Housing Contact Information • 515-294-2900