Virtual Reality Lab

Virtual reality (VR) offers significant potential in the areas of teaching, learning and research. The VR Lab in Waldo Library at Western Michigan University provides a space for you to explore this technology.

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Lab features

There are two ways to experience VR in our Lab:

  • Oculus Quest (3 available) – No PC, no wires: This all-in-one gaming system lets you play VR with just a headset and hand controllers.
  • Oculus Rift (7 available) – These VR workstations feature Alienware PCs with Intel i7-7700 processors (3.60GHz), 16GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards.

Numerous titles are installed to highlight some of the technology’s potential.

Software and other learning tools are available to make your own VR content. You may also bring your own content developed elsewhere to test in the Lab.

Hours and location

  • Hours The VR Lab is open Sun, 5-10pm; Mon-Thu, 9am-10pm; and Fri, 9am-5pm. The Lab will be closing at 5pm on Oct 20, 10pm on Oct. 21 and closed all day on Oct. 22.

  • Location The VR Lab is located on the lower level of Waldo Library.

  • Reservations The VR Lab can be reserved for educational usage.

Faculty experience

  • If you are a faculty member or instructor, the Lab is here to help you learn about the technology and how to integrate VR content into your classes and research.

Available titles

Tools for creating VR content

Questions about the VR Lab?