Prominent in College lore for initiating the popular F&M tradition of weekly bagel breakfasts, when members of each house gather "to talk about whatever" -- recent events or speakers on campus, favorite books, movies, TV shows and, yes, bagels -- Bonchek College House is noted, too, for several traditions that involve the larger community, as well. Among these is the Community Outreach Dinner, for which residents each semester donate their unused meal swipes in order to host a dinner for members of the Lancaster community. Bonchek College House also hosts the F&M Classy Ball, the College's largest house-sponsored dance  each year.  

About Our House

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Our People

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The Pulse of Bonchek House

Story 6/15/2018

Conservation Paleobiology: What’s Natural in the Ocean

Five Franklin & Marshall College students and Assistant Professor of Geosciences Paul Harnik boarded boats along the Louisiana and Alabama coasts and sailed hours into the Gulf of Mexico to collect...

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Story 5/24/2018

F&M Student Chosen for National Fellowship in Public...

Lia Tavarez, first-generation rising junior at Franklin & Marshall College, was one of eight students nationwide this year chosen to participate in the 2018 Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest...

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Story 5/3/2018

Senior Spotlight: Memorable Times Spent with Teammates

As he prepares for the May 12 Commencement Ceremony, F&M senior Sean Rogers looks back at his four years on campus—and what's next. 

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Story 5/1/2018

Senior Spotlight: ‘A Bond Built Solely on Exploring the...

As he prepares for the May 12 Commencement ceremony, F&M senior John Comb looks back at his four years on campus—and what's next.

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Story 4/11/2018

Spring Research Fair: Exploring the Dangers in...

It’s astonishing that something so tiny – in this case, a few gene variants in an aquatic microorganism – can have such devastating effects.  But some fungi called oomycetes, already deadly to some...

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Story 3/13/2018

Scholarly Inquiry Shows the 'Art' in Liberal Arts

A science professor and a humanities professor are breaking down silos to tandem teach “Animals Through the Ages,” a Connections II course taught this spring that encourages students to think across...

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