Since 2002, the UIC WISE program has partnered with UIC Housing on a living/learning community in the UIC Residence Halls for women STEM students.
They are distinctive situations in which students’ academic success is supported through residential experiences. These unique communities take academics into the residence halls through on-site classes, advising and referral services, tutors, and special opportunities to interact with faculty. Students in Living-Learning Communities are able to further develop a sense of being connected with the campus community.
The UIC WISE Wing offers students a chance to live with other women STEM majors. The UIC WISE Program meets with the students formally at least once a month for dinner. During these dinners we might visit with a faculty member from UIC or another institution. We might also just take the time to relax and get to know each other better. The UIC WISE program helps to facilitate study groups that meet in the WISE Wing. All parts of the program are planned in conjunction with the women living in the WISE Wing.
You get in by indicating that you want to live in the WISE Wing on your housing application. To be sure that you get in, please indicate this early on. Also contact the UIC Housing office.
Campus Housing (MC 579)
818 South Wolcott Street
Chicago, IL 60612
There is enough space for 30 women including a Peer Mentor, but slots fill up quickly and early, so get your applications in ASAP. Yes, even if you are not 100% sure you will live in the WISE Wing, if you even want it as a choice, the earlier the better.
The WISE Wing is located in James Stukel Towers on the South Campus.
The WISE Wing has a peer mentor who is charged with announcing events. Most events are student-run, so your fellow WISE Wing students will also remind you when it’s WISE Wing night!