Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences



We are (mostly) in our new academic home: John T. Tate Hall.


We are mostly moved into Tate Hall and are enjoying new and modern office, teaching, and research spaces, along with our new neighbors from the School of Physics and Astronomy.


Most of Pillsbury has relocated, including the Ely Greenstone, which involved a dramatic feat of engineering to move!


Check out our Facebook Page for real-time and time lapse videos of the greenstone being lifted with a crane; as well as other photos taken during the packing, clean-out, and the move.


LacCore/CSDCO has also relocated from the Civil Engineering building to Tate Hall. Research labs in Shepherd (including the Institute for Rock Magnetism) and Kolthoff Halls have also moved. It is unfortunate that there wasn't sufficient space for the Polar Geospatial Center to join us in the new building. The Minnesota Geological Survey moved in recent years to a new location, so they will also not be joining us in Tate Hall. However, most of the School of Earth Sciencesis now together in one building for the first time in many decades. We expect to be completely moved in and operational in Tate Hall sometime in the late spring of 2018.


An open house is slated for March 8, 2018 - stay tuned for more information.


The new mailing address is:

Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
John T. Tate Hall, Room 150
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455  USA


Pictured below is a view of the beautiful atrium that was created to connect the new construction, the refurbished brick exterior of the historic (1926) west wing of Tate, and the north and south wings that were added in the 1950s-1960s.




Atmospheric conditions on campus now