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.

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The Pulse of Bonchek House

Story 2/18/2019

How Water Captured by Leaves Mitigates Storm-Water Runoff

Inside a Franklin & Marshall biology laboratory, junior Karisa (Yiting) Liu and first-year Ann Medina work with a “fog box,” a perspiring, mist-filled plexiglass container in which a small sycamore...

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Story 2/1/2019

Human Rights Activist Speaks to the Plight of the...

For the Jan. 31 Common Hour, a community conversation conducted every Thursday classes are in session at Franklin & Marshall College, sophomore Daniel Peters introduced the speaker, Bassem Eid, a...

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Story 1/30/2019

In the Big Easy, F&M Students Fix Houses Over Break

Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, work to restore buildings and homes that were in its path continues. During winter break, 25 students and staff with Franklin & Marshall...

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Story 11/30/2018

Inspired, 2018 Rouse Scholars Prepare to Help the World

Two Franklin & Marshall College sophomores, Theresa Reese Lemke and Cheska Mae Perez, used earlier experiences in their lives to navigate their academic careers and inspire them to contribute to...

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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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