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Welcome to the Terry Seligman VR Studio!

Experience virtual reality.

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Try the HTC Vive VR headset.

woman student wearing Oculus Rift VR headset

Try the Oculus Rift VR headset.

green screen room

Create mixed media videos and art.

What is it?

The Terry Seligman VR Studio is the University of Arizona’s first public virtual reality studio.

A frontier in research, learning, and multimedia production, the studio is widely available for students, faculty, and staff.

This studio is equipped with an HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, two of the most advanced VR headsets available today. We invite you to put on a comfortable headset, grab your hand controllers and explore immersive virtual spaces and environments.

What can I do there?

You can choose from using the HTC Vive (standing/sitting) or Oculus Rift (sitting) which will enable you to move around virtual space in real time. There are many different experiences to choose from and you can play any game or experience that we have purchased or acquired.

You also have access to standalone headsets like Oculus Go, interactive controllers such as the LeapMotion for wireless interaction with software, and several Google Cardboard viewers for head tracking 360 video and other applications


How can I access it?

VR Studio reservations are for self-directed activities, but our staff is available to help setup or troubleshoot the equipment.

  • Are you a researcher or a student working on class projects?
  • Are you a faculty member who would like a tour?

Contact us at! We are happy to answer any questions.

Stations are available by reservation Sunday through Friday.

Reserve a VR station

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We welcome faculty and campus partnerships! Contact us at to discuss curricular integrations, events, and more.