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 4/11/2019

2019 Spring Research Fair: A Measure of Distance and a...

When Brianna Papoutsis first stepped onto Franklin & Marshall’s campus, she was a bit intimidated. After all, she hadn’t started her classes—yet.  

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Story 4/9/2019

2019 Spring Research Fair: Assessing Additional Services...

Emma Fitzelle-Jones knew she wanted to work in a field that helped people. And she really liked studying history – especially the scourge of epidemics like Philadelphia’s 18th-century yellow fever...

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Story 3/5/2019

The College’s Model UN Reflects Diversity on Campus

They arrived at a Franklin & Marshall College lecture hall prepared to argue whether international intervention and foreign aid was in the United States’ interest. The two Model United Nations teams,...

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Story 2/28/2019

Snow Days and Summer Plans

If there's one thing I’ve learned at F&M, it’s that time moves fast. One moment I was eating my first meal at the dining hall, and the next I was already returning for my second semester as a...

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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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