Virtual Reality Studio

The Virtual Reality Studio is a space that facilitates the use and exploration of virtual worlds for education, research, and patient care. The space is free to all University of Minnesota Twin Cities faculty, students, and staff.

A student wearing a virtual reality helmet and hand controllers demonstrates a medical procedure on the screen behind them.

Learners at all skill levels can visit the Virtual Reality Studio to:

Virtual Reality Studio staff offer help with projects from idea to implementation. 

Open hours and appointments

We have Open Hours for UMN students, staff and faculty to drop in, ask questions, and explore their interests in virtual and augmented reality. See the hours that are posted on this page.

Appointments outside of these hours are available upon request for educational or research interests.

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Upcoming VR workshops

No events are scheduled.

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Equipment in the VR Studio

We have the following equipment in the VR Studio:

Borrowing equipment

UMN students, staff and faculty can use their UCard to borrow:

The typical loan period is three days. The items are available at the library service desk located on the 5th floor of the Phillips-Wangensteen Building, just across the skyway from the VR Studio. Access to the portable green screen needs to be planned in advance. Contact Charlie Heinz ([email protected]) for help.

Additional 360 cameras can be found at Walter Library. These 360 cameras allow you to create videos and photos that can be viewed in virtual reality headsets.

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