Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences



The move into Tate Hall is in full swing!  


We are all looking forward to the new academic year with new and modern office, teaching, and research spaces, as well as sharing an academic home with colleagues in 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 relocated from the Civil Engineering building and they are already working on core samples! Research labs in Shepherd Labs and Kolthoff Halls will be moving in over the next several weeks (and months in some cases). 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 Sciences will be together in one building for the first time in many decades. We expect to be fully moved in and operational in Tate Hall sometime in the winter.


An open house is slated for March 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


Note that the building will not be open to the public until classes begin on Sept 5th.


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




Atmospheric conditions on campus now