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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

On Thursday March 23rd, the Department of Earth Science will host Conrad Anker for his presentation, "Recent Climate Change Impacts on Himalayan Glaciers."  The summary below from Conrad is a short summary about his presentation.  We hope to see you Thursday!...   View Details

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday, March 25, 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

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

Planning and Investing for Your Retirement course begins
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

MSU Extended University is offering a four-week evening course on how to plan and invest for retirement   View Details