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Virtual Reality

Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 system can be checked out from the front desk of HSLIC.

  • A valid HSC ID is required to borrow the virtual reality equipment.
  • Virtual reality equipment may be borrowed for a three day loan period.
  • Please do not attempt to clean the lenses with anything other than a dry microfiber cloth.
  • Patrons are responsible for the condition and full return of borrowed equipment. Equipment that is not returned, stolen, or damaged will be subject to item replacement fees.
  • Read tutorials and documentation before using the virtual reality equipment.
  • Do not log out of HSLIC's Oculus account or attempt to make any changes to the device settings/configurations. Any violation may result in revoking your VR equipment borrowing privileges.

To connect to Wi-Fi from your headset:

  1. Press  on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.
  2. Hover over the clock on the left side of the universal menu. When Quick Settings appears, select it to open the Quick Settings panel.
  3. Select Wi-Fi.
  4. Select the toggle to turn Wi-Fi on, then select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to and enter the password.
  5. Select Connect.

Among the available apps available on the Oculus Quest 2 are:

Safety and Comfort

Keep these tips in mind to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings before starting and while using the equipment. 
  • Take frequent breaks as you get used to longer periods of gameplay.
  • Some people may experience discomfort such as nausea, motion sickness, dizziness, disorientation, headache, fatigue, or eye strain. Often this is temporary and will ease after you get used to the feeling of working within VR. 
  • This equipment may emit radio waves that could affect the operation of nearby electronic medical devices.
  • If you have an implanted medical device, consult your doctor before using this equipment.

Additional information is available through the Oculus Safety Center.


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