Got questions? Look below at the Frequently Asked Questions and you may find the answer you’re looking for there.

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 online WISE application AND a separate online Housing application to be considered for WISE. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after April 1st of the status of their application. Both the Housing and Village Applications are currently available through MyPack Portal for the 2023-24 academic year.

Q: How do I apply for WISE? Apply on-line starting in the early Spring. 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 Wilson 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 upper-class WISE Resident Mentors and RAs.

Q: Is all non-residential programming open to all NC State students, regardless of gender? Yes!

Q: Where is WISE physically located? WISE is located on the top four floors (6-9) of Lee Hall. Lee Hall is a suite style co-ed residential building; the WISE floors are single sex, while floors 1-5 are co-ed (suites are all single sex).

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.

Q: When will selections for Fall 2023 be made? Selection announcements begin in mid-May and continue until WISE is full.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact the WISE Director.