Typically associated with gaming, virtual reality (VR) also offers significant potential in the areas of teaching, learning and research. The VR Lab at Western Michigan University provides a space for you to explore this revolutionary technology.
If you are a WMU student, you can use the Lab to experience both the entertainment and educational side of VR content. If you are a faculty member, the Lab is here to help you learn about the technology and how to integrate VR content into your classes and research.
Workshops and online tutorials are available for you to discover the power of virtual reality and even start making your own VR content.
The VR Lab is a collaboration between the University Libraries and Office of Information Technology. To learn more about virtual reality and other campus VR-related initiatives, please visit http://wmich.edu/vr.
The VR Lab consists of seven workstations. These workstations feature high-end PCs with Oculus Rift headsets and Oculus Touch hand controllers. Numerous titles are installed to highlight some of the technology’s potential.
Software and other learning materials are available to make your own VR content. You may also bring your own content developed elsewhere to test in the Lab.
HOW TO USE THE LAB
Consultation and assistance with VR-related projects is also available by contacting Kevin Abbott.
Dwight B. Waldo Library, Lower Level, Room 0135
Directions and parking
Fall Semester Hours (August 29 - December 9, 2018)
|Mondays||3 to 6 p.m.||9 p.m. to midnight|
|Tuesdays||Closed||7 p.m. to midnight|
|Wednesdays||3 to 6 p.m.||9 p.m. to midnight|
|Thursdays||Closed||7 p.m. to midnight|
|Closed||5 to 8 p.m.|
|Sundays||Closed||9 p.m. to midnight|
Fall Final Exam Hours (December 10-14, 2018)
|Monday, December 10||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Tuesday, December 11||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Wednesday, December 12||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Thursday, December 13||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Friday, December 14||Closed||Closed|
The VR Lab will be closed December 15 through January 6 and will reopen on Monday, January 7.
Spring Semester Hours (January 7 - April 27, 2019)
|Mondays||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Tuesdays||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Wednesdays||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Thursdays||9 to 5 p.m.||7 to 11 p.m.|
|Saturdays||12:30 to 4 p.m.||Closed|
|Sundays||Closed||7 to 11 p.m.|
Dead and Buried
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone
I Expect You To Die
Killing Floor: Incursion
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
Space Pirate Trainer
The Invisible Hours
The Mage's Tale
ZR: Zombie Riot