Stop by our meetings to Play, Explore, and Learn

IDEA Lab (Grainger Engineering Library Basement)
General Meeting - Fridays 5-8pm
VR Drift - Fridays 4-5pm
VR Esports - Thursdays 8-10pm

What is VR?

VR stands for Virtual Reality, which is the interaction with a simulated environment that a user can see, hear, and influence.
The main purposes of VR are very broad, from training to presentations, as well as entertainment, through games, animations, and much more!

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About Us

VR Club typically holds a general meeting on Fridays to discuss virtual/augmented reality topics and then experience virtual reality either in-person or through online demos.
Meetings may revolve around a theme or central exploration point, ranging from new games in the VR space to educational experiences to learning more about VR/AR. If a meeting is online, we are doing the best we can to still reach out to all our members and make everyone included, even if they may not own a headset.

VR Drift

VR Drift is the unofficial class for VR and game development in Unreal Engine 4. It is taught asynchronously by Zade and offers office hours and lab time in the IDEA Lab before club meetings. Concepts taught will include visual scripting, top-down game design, object-oriented development, animation, basic linear algebra, event trigger paradigms, and so much more with no coding experience necessary!

VR Esports

Illini Esports has two competitive teams dedicated to VR Esports (specifically Beat Saber and Pavlov VR this season). The teams currently compete in the Collegiate VR Esports League (CVRE League) against colleges across the nation. Last season, we ranked 4th in North America for Beat Saber and 3rd in Echo Arena. Join the Discord server if you are interested!

Our Officers

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    Robbie Sieczkowski

    VR Club President
    Illini Esports VR Community Coordinator

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    Zade Bosco Lobo

    VR Club Vice President
    Illini Esports VR Competitive Coordinator
    VR Drift Lead Instructor

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    Zachary Krauter

    VR Club Treasurer

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    Johnny Wolf

    VR Club Event Chair

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    Andrew Long

    VR Club Secretary

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    Cain Gonzalez

    VR Club Social Media Manager

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    Raymond Alvaro

    VR Club Liaison

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