Overview

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

Learn about the history and tradition of our House. Find our more about our House Constitution. Buy our apparel!

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Our People

Let us introduce you to the Don and Dean of our House. Also meet our House Government and other Peer Leaders.

Meet US

The Pulse of Bonchek House

Story 12/7/2021

F&M Senior Earns Second Prestigious Scholarship

Senior Makaila Ranges pursues opportunities presented to her, becoming a Truman Scholar in her junior year to recently being named a Schwarzman Scholar.

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Story 11/11/2021

Alone Together: International Sophomore Joyous to Arrive on...

The pandemic changed how students respond and adapt to challenges. In this ongoing series, Franklin & Marshall students discuss their experiences over the last 19 months.   

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Story 11/9/2021

Alone Together: Finding Community in Getting Involved...

The pandemic changed how students respond and adapt to challenges. In this ongoing series, Franklin & Marshall students discuss their experiences over the last 19 months.  

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Story 11/2/2021

Alone Together: Junior Made Lifetime Memories

In this ongoing series of Franklin & Marshall students discussing their experiences over the last 19 months, Molly Katzen talks about adapting with friends in the pandemic.

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Story 10/14/2021

Research Fair: Learning English Online During the Pandemic

Intrigued by survey results and inspired by her connection to language learning, junior Lauren Chen explored COVID-19 and its impact on adult English language learners’ interest in taking online...

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Story 4/29/2021

'A Neighborhood Environment'

F&M students of all class years reflect on robust life in the College Houses.

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