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.
Upcoming events in Gaines Hall
Letters and Science Distinguished Speakers Series, Willy Vlautin
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:30pm
Willy Vlautin, an American novelist and lead singer and songwriter for the band Richmond Fontaine, will present "How a Song Becomes a Novel" as part of the College of Letters and Science's Distinguished Speakers Series. In this talk, Vlautin will explore... View Details
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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 summer 2016, fall 2016, and academic year 2016-2017 terms. View Details