Virtual Reality

The Provost Program


Any faculty or staff member at UW-Madison may check-out up to 29 (24 Oculus Go, 5 Oculus Quest) headsets for instructional use thanks to a partnership with the Provost’s Office.

If you’d like to reserve one or more headsets for your class, please make contact us via and see our calendar (by request) for availability.

  • There is no cost to the instructor – including Materials Fees, or an M-Pass.
  • Only the Oculus Go and Quest headsets are part of this pilot program. Other Kohler Vis Lab AR/VR equipment require an M-Pass or CoE Shop Permit.
  • The Makerspace student staff provide basic technical support. You may reach them at
  • This is only for faculty/staff at UW and not for students or student orgs to check out.

Provost Projects

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Equipment Specs

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Make Model Qty Type Permit Required
HTC Vive 2 Headset with base station, controllers Blue
HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit w/ Wireless 1 Headset with base station, controllers, wireless Blue
HTC Vive Tracker 2 Blue
Microsoft HoloLens 1 Headset Blue
Occipital Bridge 1 Headset Blue
Samsung Gear VR 1 Headset, Galaxy S8 phone included Blue
Samsung Gear 360 1 360 degree camera Blue
Humaneyes 3D 360 VR camera 1 360 degree camera Blue
Leap Motion Controller 1 Tracks both hands and all 10 fingers precisely and quickly. Blue
Oculus Rift + Touch 1 Blue
Oculus Go 26 None
Oculus Quest 5 all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality None
Google Tango Developer Kit 1 Tablet Blue
Google Cardboard 1 Needs phone to work Blue
Dell Mixed Reality Headset 1 Headset does not need base station Blue
Samsung Mixed Reality Headset 1 Headset does not need base station Blue
Google Day Dream 1 Needs phone to work Blue
Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband 1 Armband Blue

AR/VR Managers

Rubio, Antonio

Position title: Machine Shop Maintenance & Operation Manager, VR Check-out Manager

Strachen, Nathan

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Vesel, Alex

Position title: Student Staff, VR Tech Support

Waddell, Taylor

Position title: Virtual Reality Maintenance & Operation Manager, VR Tech Support