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

Subglacial Lake Exploration: A New Frontier in the Cryosphere
Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Mark Skidmore, of the Montana State University Department of Earth Sciences, will present "Subglacial Lake Exploration: A New Frontier in the Cryosphere" during the Earth Sciences Seminar on Thursday, September 27th. The presentation will be held from 12:15-1:30pm in...   View Details

Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 3:10pm to 4:30am

Faculty Senate Meeting   View Details

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9:00am

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation   View Details

Coffee and doughnuts with the Dean
Monday, October 22, 2018, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Nicol Rae, Dean of the College of Letters and Science, welcomes all faculty, staff and students to come by for an open hour of conversation, coffee and doughnuts. Questions? 994-4288 or lands@montana.edu   View Details