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Gaines Hall

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 the Gaines Hall

Training: Fire Extinguisher Operations and Safety
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher, actually put out a fire, and what type of fire extinguishers you should use.

Training: Health and Safety Orientation
Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This course addresses overarching safety hazards and concerns on the MSU campuses, and how you can be proactive to avoid and prevent them.

Training: Hazard Communication
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 1:15pm to 3:00pm

Employees that work with or around chemicals need to have this baseline training after 2/1/2013. This course is critical to understanding the risks of exposure to chemicals, and is an invaluable tool for you to stay safe.

Training: Fire Extinguisher Operations and Safety
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher, actually put out a fire, and what type of fire extinguishers you should use.