We are working to make sure every University of Rochester student who wants to participate in Virtual UR events will be given the opportunity. As events are confirmed, we will post them here, with links and instructions for how to participate.

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Frameless Labs Research Symposium Presentation

We are excited to announce that Virtual UR and EGSRIT will be co-presenting at the Frameless Labs Symposium on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020 from 3:10-4 PM Eastern! Tune in to learn how both Minecraft campuses created community during a pandemic and take a tour of the campuses on Zoom. Check out the research abstract for the presentation, too!

Past Virtual UR Events

Official Minecraft Server of DandyHacks 2020

The annual DandyHacks hackathon has moved online this year! Virtual UR’s Minecraft server will be the gathering place and social center during the event for interested students. Information on how to join the server can be found here.

Honoring the Class of 2020

UR Class of 2020: Use the following link to submit a photo of your favorite memory at the University of Rochester:

Those who submit will be featured on our website and in the Minecraft world!

Virtual UR Grand Opening

Our first event – the Virtual UR Grand Opening – will be launching Friday, May 15 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. At that time, the Minecraft server IP will be made public on this site so we can join and experience Virtual UR together.

To get in on the action early, join our VIP event at 7:30 PM Eastern Time, half an hour before the main event.

VIP members:

  • Get a special guided tour of the world
  • Enjoy a virtual meet-and-greet with Virtual UR world developers
  • Receive the option to have their name etched in the walls of the Virtual UR tunnel system

To join the VIP event, click the following Zoom meeting link at 7:30 (Note – joining via Zoom is free, no purchase required):

Don’t own Minecraft?

Not to worry – you can still fully participate in the VIP event. No prior Minecraft experience is necessary.