The campus originally contained two buildings when it opened in its present location in 1965: the Classroom Building, renamed Dorothy and Bill Bizzini Hall; and the library building, named after founding President Dr. J. Burton Vasché. A few years later, the art, theatre, music, and science buildings were added. The Health Center, dedicated in 1981, provides basic medical services, health maintenance, and health education.

The University Student Union building houses the Associated Students, Inc. office, the Carol Burke Student Lounge, the Game Room, TV lounge, and the Warrior, Stanislaus, and Lakeside conference rooms. The Dining Hall complex offers a 553-seat cafeteria, a smaller dining room, Warrior Grill, and Pop’s convenience store.

The Residence Life Village student housing complex opened in 1993 and includes apartment-style accommodations with laundry facilities, a dining hall, a computer lab, recreation room, tennis courts, courtyard with barbecue areas, two pools and a unit for the Faculty in Residence.

Physical education facilities include a fieldhouse, a 2,300-seat gymnasium called the Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, a soccer field, baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, an all-weather track, and a swimming pool. Opened in 2009, the Student Recreation Complex houses a soccer field and state-of-the-art track facility in addition to an 18,000-square-foot fitness center.

Demergasso-Bava Hall, built in 1998, houses classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and faculty offices, several academic departments, The Signal student newspaper, the campus radio and television stations, and the Distance Learning Center.

The Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services Gateway Building, completed in 2002, provides one-stop student services, including enrollment, advising, counseling, and career development, and several administrative offices.

The John Stuart Rogers Faculty Development Center, which opened in 2003, offers faculty members a gathering place to form research partnerships, promote service learning, integrate academic technology into pedagogical practices, and work on projects in multimedia laboratories.

The Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall, dedicated in 2003, provides the ideal acoustical showcase for student, faculty and guest talent.

The Nora and Hashem Naraghi Hall of Science, completed in 2007, offers state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, plus a new observatory, animal care facility and greenhouse.

The University Bookstore, completed in 2008, is the first separate building for the bookstore in the nearly 50-year history of the University. Designed by internationally-known architect Thomas Gordon Smith, it features an impressive octagonal entry tower and basilican form.