Student Organizations

Virtual Reality Club at UIUC

The VR Club at UIUC is an RSO dedicated to providing resources in extended reality (XR) and the metaverse to the campus community. We are a community of experts, academics, and enthusiasts. We meet in the Grainger IDEA Lab, which is located in the basement of Grainger Engineering Library. The lab offers lots of VR technology and space to use it.

Open hours is your chance to play with VR equipment as well as meet
other people interested in VR. We have a library of vast experiences and a
lot of hardware for the club to use. Most of our open hours come with a theme. Whether that’s a game genre, a specific game, or a hardware exploration, we like to broaden the club’s horizons by trying new things together. Open hours is every Friday from 5-7 pm at the IDEA Lab at Grainger Library.

MiXR, or “Meetings involving Extended Reality”, is our academic forum for students more serious about VR as an academic, professional, or controversial issue. We welcome anyone in the VR community on campus to join us for talks, discussions, and development lessons. Meetings range from faculty and industry talks regarding real world VR projects, round table discussions about VR hot topics, and XR development gatherings. MiXR is every Friday from 4-5 pm at the IDEA Lab at Grainger Library. Following MiXR, we roll directly into club open hours.

Our VR Esports group works with Illini Esports to train players in competitive VR games and compete against colleges across North America. If you are interested in leveling-up your VR game or just want to hang out with a community of not serious VR gamers, join us during our practice times.