Gilman Hall photo

Gilman Hall

Official abbreviation: GILMAN

Constructed in 1914
Additions built in 1965, 1985

Space in this building

259,293 total square feet

Floor Plans

All rooms in this building

Departments and space usage

Emergency Maps from Environmental Health and Safety

Building Open Hours

These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
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10:00 PM
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10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
Building Supervisor:


Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-1021


See this building on the online campus map

See this building on Google Maps

Nearby parking lots

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

Current FP&M maintenance requests and projects

Utility outage log

Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 7

Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 11:15 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 1606)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Friday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Recycling locations in this building

To request service, call 294-5100 or issue an online service request.


Until 1973 Gilman Hall was known as Chemistry Hall. Built In 1913, Gilman Hall was one of the largest buildings in the mid-west, housing 110,000 square feet of useable floor space. Like the English Office Building, Gilman has not been plagued by any fires. Another interesting fact about Gilman Hall is that the floors are built with asphalt; the asphalt is much softer than concrete and ISU did this knowing that most students spend at least half the day standing and walking. There is room for 2000-2500 student lockers and many offices for professors. The hall was completed in 1916. Many renovations and repairs were made and a new entrance was built in 1942 as well as an addition in 1965.