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screen grab from virtual tourThe YouVisit virtual tour offers photos and videos of campus with a flexible interface that allows users to explore their individual interests.

Virtual tour to offer views of campus worldwide

A new web service launching today will allow people to visit the UWindsor campus over the internet.

The YouVisit virtual tour (www.uwindsor.ca/virtualtour) offers photos and videos of buildings and facilities—interiors as well as exteriors—with a flexible interface that allows users to explore their individual interests.

“This interactive tour will connect UWindsor with prospective students through our website, Facebook pages, mobile devices and virtual reality,” says Lionel Walsh, assistant vice-president for North American recruitment. “This is an opportunity to showcase our campus to prospective students who make our website their first visit to the University of Windsor.”

Narrated by drama graduate Callum Gunn (BFA Acting 2016), it highlights recent improvements to the campus and includes a GPS-enabled mobile application that will facilitate in-person tours of the grounds. Signs to be posted at key locations will allow users to find information on the spot.

An exciting new feature is the virtual reality element, says Walsh.

“We will be able to provide a fully-immersive environment that we think will appeal to prospects from around the world who want a sense of the UWindsor experience,” he says.

The tour was produced by YouVisit Studios, with support from the offices of the Vice-Provost, International Development; Student Recruitment; and Public Affairs and Communications. It will greet readers on the UWindsor.ca homepage, the admissions page for prospective students, and recruitment’s campus tours site.

Departments across campus can also add the tour to their own websites, featuring their areas as the starting point. Find instructions in this document.