About the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Living Center

Welcome to the WISE Living Center

Are you pursuing a degree in Science, Engineering, or Math? Consider residing in the Women in Science, Engineering, and Math learning/living community. As of Fall 2010, this program made an exciting move to our newest campus apartments, South Apartments C. South C houses female students majoring in Science, Engineering, and/or Math. You'll benefit from a supportive, interactive environment for students pursuing career success in Science, Engineering, and Math disciplines. 

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Why Live in WISE?

Living on campus gives students like you opportunities and advantages that can make your college experience more memorable and more enjoyable.

As you consider whether you should live on campus, consider this compelling fact: students who live on campus get better grades and are more likely to graduate than those who don't.

Additionally, residing in a living-learning community will allow you to connect more intentionally and naturally with peers, faculty, and staff. You will have a built-in cohort to support you and connect with similar passions and experiences. Research shows that living in a community has a strong effect on student learning and achievement.


Program Description

The WISE program at GVSU is an academic living and learning community designed for women majoring in science, mathematics, engineering or computer science.

WISE provides its residents with opportunities to network, study together, meet upper-class science majors and faculty, and attend events related to their future careers in the sciences. The WISE program offers faculty office hours, group study hours facilitated by junior and senior science majors, advising, monthly social and academic events, and field trips.

The WISE program opened in August 2006. The WISE living center offers a supportive environment with attractive spaces for study and socializing, conveniently located in the heart of the GVSU Allendale campus, close to dining, the Kirkhof student center and the Mary Idema Pew library.

South C apartments has several common rooms available for study, complete with white boards and comfortable seating. A computer lab equipped with PCs and a laser printer is available in the building at all times.

The new South C apartments are available in 2 or 4-person sizes. Fully furnished, full kitchens- they are fantastic!