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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

Fundamentals of Successful Investing course begins
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 6:30pm 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

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Office of International Programs Study Abroad team hosts the┬ámandatory┬ápre-departure orientation for students participating in credit bearing study abroad programs for the Spring 2018 and Spring - Fall 2018 year terms. Students participating in the following programs are required to...   View Details