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 11/24/2020

Digital Pictures for a Pandemic Exhibition

When words escape us, pictures help to understand events that enthrall the world.  

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Story 10/26/2020

Seeking Solutions to Make Lancaster County Greener

For a project committed to making Lancaster Country carbon neutral, Michele Jacobs, F&M environmental studies major, worked to prioritize top solutions toward that goal.  

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Story 9/4/2020

Where Does the Environment Meet Policy? In This F&M Senior’s...

As a dual major in environmental studies and public policy, an internship involving environmental policy was a perfect match for Lauren Costabile. Discover how she navigated this obstacle and...

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Story 8/19/2020

Do You Know Your Unique Talents?

Discover how this summer, F&M junior Hermela Assefa created a seminar to help Black and Brown high school students discover their individual strengths and maximize potential. 

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Story 10/21/2019

Autumn Research Fair 2019: Policy Issues Regarding Invisible...

Jake Stimell has always been interested in helping people. Now, thanks to opportunities that have opened to him as a student at Franklin & Marshall College, he is able to channel that altruistic...

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Story 7/1/2019

Working With a Protein Inhibitor Gone Awry

Nanoscopic science can be tricky. When things don’t go as planned science researchers must adapt, which is what one Franklin & Marshall College student, at work in the lab on a protease inhibitor...

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