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VR: People without Housing Immersive Experience

Sign up for the VR experience:


In order to use the virtual reality (VR) headsets, please complete the online waiver:

**This waiver is needs to be completed only once per year.**

Brief FAQ

Q. How long does the We Live Here experience take to complete?

A. The experience is a 20-30 minute virtual reality experience

Q. How do I register for the We Live Here VR experience at Rider?

A. Register for the We Live Here VR experience at:

Q. I have never used a VR unit before.  How might I have the best experience with We Live Here VR experience?

A. It is advised that you review the VR: Virtual Reality- Equipment & Safety Research Guide prior to attending.

Preview of We Live Here VR Experience


Rockey lives in a tent in a park. We meet her on the day police and sanitation workers come to clear the park of the homeless people seeking shelter there. Rockey flees, unable to salvage her personal belongings. Through interactivity, explore Rockey’s personal objects, objects that hold Rockey’s memories and illustrate her past. Pick up her journal to reveal an animated poem, the story of the first homeless man Rockey saw when she was ten. Find a small wooden box filled with Rockey’s photos. Wind up a music box to hear Rockey’s dream of having a home again. Pick up a small cut out of a motorcycle and open up a psychedelic animation telling the story of the day Rockey got married on the back of a motorcycle on her way to Sturges. Finally, a novel from Rockey’s childhood opens to reveal an animation of Rockey’s last desire - to be a cowboy.