Arizona State College constructed Dorm H in 1965 as an all-female residence hall. In 1968, the university renamed the hall after Flagstaff attorney Charles B Wilson Jr., whose efforts helped the school survive through the 1940s and assisted the college's transition to Northern Arizona University (NAU). In 2001, NAU converted the residence hall to accommodate both male and female residents.
The hall staff is active in programming, including a snow sculpture contest, which was part of the winter festival NAU routinely hosted. The hall's residents were also involved in a women's football team, more commonly known as Powder Puff football. The team just simply known as the Wilson Hall went up against other all-female teams and had a shot at the 1975 championship game.