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Experience and Discover the World of VR

Class Sessions

Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Wed Dec 14, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Birch Hall 107 (Birch Lab B) - 1 session $300
  • Thu Jan 19, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Birch Hall 107 (Birch Lab B) - 1 session $300

Class Code

ITS-2691

Class Description

Note: This is a fully in-classroom session and will not be held on Zoom. Please consider not enrolling if you are unable to attend in-person. All participants will need to adhere to the Stanford Health Check guidelines.

Lunch will be provided for those participating in this course. 


This introductory Virtual Reality workshop will provide participants with an actual hands-on 3D visual journey into the virtual environment. Get ready to put on a headset and explore various applications in our VR lab.

We invite you to join us in exploring the Metaverse. The metaverse refers to a continuum of immersive digital experiences that will be available to users in the future and which will allow individuals to engage in a range of different activities in completely digital spaces.

In addition, to the planned virtual activities, the workshop will also present an overview of the available technology, headset options, input devices, body sensors, controllers and data sensor gloves. 

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will be at the center of the future digital transformation. According to a report by Valuates, the VR and AR market are expected to reach an estimated $571 billion by 2025.

Workshop Topics will Include

  • A Brief History of Virtual Reality 
  • Introduction to computer graphics and Human Perception
  • Comparison of AR, VR and MR (Mixed Reality)
  • Applications of Virtual Reality
  • List of Free VR Apps

Participants will receive a VR Headset compatible with iPhone and Android.


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.