Residents in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Program


Q: What do I do with my Housing application?
If you are interested in this program, select the RiSE (Residents in Science & Engineering) Living-Learning Community on the Housing application as your top choice. This will communicate to the Housing Department that you wish to participate in this program.

Q: What if I’m not selected to participate in the RiSE Program?
If you are not selected, the Housing Department will default to your second choice for your residence hall assignment.

Q: What are the selection criteria?
Students are selected from the pool of returned Housing applications with RiSE indicated as the first choice.

Q: When will selections be made?
Selections are made in early summer. All applicants are notified by e-mail once selections are made.

Q: Is there a waiting list for this program?
Yes. After the initial selections are made, the remaining students will be placed on a waiting list. Students will be selected off the waiting list if any accepted students decline the acceptance..

Q: Why is there a program fee?
All of the services and support provided by this program are funded through the student fee. This is includes but is not limited to: tutoring services, workshops, programs, trips, industry events, special course offerings, faculty partnerships, and support staff. The $500 one time fee is an all-inclusive fee for participation in the program.