Virtual UR Grand Opening

The Virtual UR Grand Opening included a tour and the public opening of the Minecraft world. Not long after opening, emotional notes poured in from the University community reminding our team of why our campus is home.

Honoring the University of Rochester Class of 2020

After the overwhelmingly-positive community response to the creation of Virtual UR, our team worked to develop a plan for honoring the achievements of the Class of 2020. At first, the plan was to hold an unofficial Virtual UR commencement as the launch of the Virtual UR Minecraft world. But when our team heard the voices … Read more

A New Rush Rhees Library

When Alexander and Kyhl first began creating Rush Rhees Library and the Eastman Quad in Minecraft, they envisioned developing a 1:1 scale model. Sean’s version of the library was not to scale but allowed for building interior rooms and was more complete. Our first milestone: selecting which library to use as we combine worlds into one Virtual UR campus.