The VR function of the VIZLab will be unavailable until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.
If available, the room can still be used as a study space during this time. Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
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VR in the VizLab
The DSC is excited to offer students and faculty a free way to use Virtual Reality on campus and at home! On campus the VizLab in McHenry 0349 can be reserved for VR with an HTC VIVE. The room has a high end PC compatible with Virtual Reality enabling access to cutting edge VR for everyone! Additionally, the DSC offers check outs of a take home VIVE headset, Gear VR, and Google Cardboard!
The VizLab (located in McHenry Library, Room 0349) provides access to high-end VR equipment in order to facilitate student engagement in new digital media. We invite the entire campus community to experiment with these exciting new tools. Develop virtual or augmented reality content, interact with imagined worlds, and promote cultural and historical sustainability.
To check out equipment first view it's availability online then check it out at the Media Desk on the ground floor of McHenry. To view an item's availability, click on the equipment above that you wish to check out and click check availability. There will be information about how long hardware is able to be checked out as well as its availability in green text. If you wish to check out hardware for an extended period of time fill out our request form.
Note: If hardware is returned late, fees will be applied by the hour at the rate of $2 per hour / partial hour.
Interested in using this space for a class? We currently offer the following apps for you to use:
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