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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

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