1/3 – The University of Oregon has introduced the UO 360 app, which includes dozens of 360-degree videos and photos of campus, and can be used with virtual reality goggles. UO is sending admitted students a pair of cardboard VR glasses to use with the app.

As high school seniors this spring ponder which college to attend in the fall, the University of Oregon is bringing itself into their living rooms to give them a visual nudge in Eugene’s direction. For the first time, the UO is sending out cardboard virtual reality goggles to all domestic undergraduate students they’ve accepted, as part of its latest recruitment marketing initiative, UO 360.

The goggles, when paired with a smartphone and free app, allow prospective students to make a “highly immersive” visit to the UO’s campus, according to Lauren Miller, a spokeswoman for the UO’s enrollment division. On tap are 88 audio and visual features — 360-degree videos, timelapses and paranoramas — that take the users all over the UO during the fall.

They can walk with football fans to Autzen Stadium and then ride into it on the Duck’s motorcycle. They can watch a pottery class in a campus studio or take in a student musical performance.

They can see most of campus from a drone’s perspective. [ Stay in the know. Read more from registerguard.com…

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