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In 2007, a renovation was allocated $28.5 million to rebuild Gaines to house instructional labs for undergraduate students in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, earth sciences, and physics. The building will also hold the Department of Modern Language and Literatures (MLL) with its language laboratories, as well as the Center for Student Success, and seven new classrooms, including a new 270-person lecture theatre.

The chemistry building is named for Pascal Clay (P.C.) Gaines who taught chemistry for 43 years. He was department head, 1946-57 and MSU acting president four times. The hall was built in 1961.


 Gaines Hall

Handicapped accessible

Upcoming events in Gaines Hall

Planning and Investing for Your Retirement
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 6:15pm to 8:30pm

MSU Extended University is offering a four-week evening course on how to plan and invest for retirement   View Details

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Office of International Programs Study Abroad team hosts the mandatory pre-departure orientation for students participating in credit bearing study abroad programs for the Spring 2016, and Spring - Fall year 2016 terms. Students participating in the following programs are required...   View Details

Fundamentals of Successful Investing course begins
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 6:15pm to 8:30pm

MSU Extended University is offering a four-week evening course that gives the new or inexperienced investor a fundamental knowledge of investments and the process of successfully investing in today's marketplace.   View Details

Planning and Investing for Your Retirement
Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 6:15pm to 8:30pm

MSU Extended University is offering a four-week evening course on how to plan and invest for retirement   View Details