Arizona State College opened the South Apartments in 1962 to accommodate an expanding student population. In 1965, the college renamed the building Raymond Hall, after Dr. R.O Raymond, a Flagstaff physician and a major donor of land and scholarships.
In the 1960s, sororities occupied the hall and the college maintained strict control over resident's lives. Women had to sign out after 7 pm and return before eleven on weeknights. On weekends, they had to return no later than 1 am. Sorority traditions included candle lightings for engagements and the infamous panty raids. Sororities also were very involved in the community, often hosting events to raise money for needy families and charitable organizations.