Bringing the university campus to the world of Minecraft during a time when we can’t be there in-person.
Project Discontinued (as of April 2021)
Over the course of this year, our team worked very hard on bringing the UTM Campus to the digital world of Minecraft. We started this project to help students "visit" campus during the COVID-19 pandemic when physical visitation may not be entirely possible.
We were able to build Deerfield Hall (MC-DH) and Maanjiwe nendamowinan (MC-MN). We even started on building Instructional Centre (MC-IB) in the early months of 2021. With the anticipation of this year's convocation being held virtually due to COVID-19, our team also started working on building on our "secret project" (MC-Convocation Hall) where we have started building the interiors and planned to complete it by Spring 2021. However with our workloads increasing and various personal reasons that may affect our time building during the lockdowns, we have decided to take an indefinite break from the project :(
This includes shutting down our servers for the time being. We are sad to step away from the project after all the memories we had with it, but this is not a goodbye.
Thank you everyone for all the support, as well as @UTM and the community!! Until next time....
About This Project
Project UTMC is a student-run project to build the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on Minecraft that can be accessed by anyone and at any time.
But why? I could just visit the campus in-person… Well to provide some context…
On March 16, 2020, all in-person classes at the University of Toronto’s campuses were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, all university buildings were closed to the general public the following day. Since then, many students are unable to return to campus during this time and graduating students were unable to see campus for possibly the last time during their study years. This provided us an opportunity to bring the campus experience virtually to students and faculty.
The Latest Update:
Deerfield Hall (MC-DH)
Completed on July 16, 2020
"The first building of Project UTMC is now complete. UTM's Deerfield Hall. Home to computer science students at the University of Toronto Mississauga"
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Team and Contributors
Project Lead: DarkNexus (JonH)
Want to check out Project UTMC?
Join the UTM White Van Discord server for the server ip. (A valid purchased Minecraft Java account is needed to join the server)