The Montgomery Ross Fisher building, in the north center of campus, is the longtime home of the school. It also houses the school's research institute, the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services; the Randall Information Center; the Hall of Distinction kiosk, a California Social Welfare Archives project that honors the state's pioneers of social welfare; and now the school's distance education operations. In 2006, a classroom was converted to a distance-learning studio with capabilities for live streaming video, video conferencing and audio/video recording, allowing simultaneous teaching in multiple locations.
Adjacent to the Montgomery Ross Fisher building is the 14,000-square-foot Social Work Center built in 2003 to accommodate the growing needs of the school. The centerpiece of the newer facility is a 40-student “smart” classroom that maximizes wireless multimedia technology and video-conferencing capabilities, one of the most advanced on campus. Other amenities for students include lockers, the David Lawrence Stein lounge, classrooms with wireless Internet access and a PhD lab. The two buildings are connected by a spacious patio with wireless capacity and a cascading fountain.