FAQs

Got questions? Look below at the Frequently Asked Questions, and you may find the answer you're looking for there. You may also contact the WISE Director.

Q: What is WISE? The WISE Village is a living and learning community designed especially for first and second-year women majoring in science or engineering at NC State. WISE brings first and second-year female students and upper-class mentors together in Lee Hall, with the goal of enhancing their academic success and providing them with positive experiences as they live and study with others who share common interests.

Q: Do I have to apply to be in WISE? Yes! You have to complete an on-line WISE application AND a separate on-line Housing application to be considered for WISE. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after April 1, 2012, of the status of their application.

Q: How do I apply for WISE? Apply on-line starting in Februaury 2012. Remember that you must also submit a separate Housing application.

Q: Does my preferred roommate have to also be in WISE?  Yes.  Everyone who lives in the WISE Village must be accepted into the program.

Q: What majors can be in WISE? WISE is open to first and second-year women in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Natural Resources, College of Sciences, and the College of Textiles.

Q: Is WISE just for freshmen? It is made up primarily of first-year students, but also includes second-year students and upperclass WISE Resident Mentors and RAs.

Q: Where is WISE physically located? It's the top three floors of Lee Hall, which is a 9-floor co-ed, multi-major residence hall on West Campus.

Q: Why live in WISE? The WISE Village is a supportive community that offers a variety of benefits for first and second-year female students. In addition to living on the same floors in Lee Hall, participants are also provided with upper-class resident mentors. For more, click here.

Q: When will selections for Fall 2013 be made? Selection announcements begin in April and continue until WISE is full.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

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