Explore Ware College House

Learn About Our Parliament

Learn about the student governing body of Ware College House!  Find out our more about our House Constitution.     

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Meet 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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Come to Our Events

Come hang out with us at Ware College House and Ware College House Commons.

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About Our House

Founded in 2005 as "North Benjamin Franklin House," our house was re-named "Ware College House" in honor of Paul Ware '72, P'99 and his wife Judy P'99 and in recognition of their support for both Franklin & Marshall College and our house.

The College House System fosters the values of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and enlightened citizenship. With the mentorship of faculty members and the support of alumni, students in the College Houses order their lives according to these principles and so enrich the intellectual and cultural experience of the Franklin and Marshall community. Working with students in the House, faculty Dons and Deans create spaces that are neither solely academic nor solely residential, but that blend these two dimensions of college life seamlessly for the education and edification College House residents.

Our Motto

Our House Motto “Emitte Lucem et Veritatem”  (Send Forth Light and Truth) is a call for our students to pursue reason and truth, and to be active agents for good in the world.

 

Our Coat of Arms

Our house coat of arms was designed by Ana Tamargo '08. The shield is "Burgundy, a chevron azure between an open book and two lions rampant or, supporting a compass proper."

The symbols on the house shield are important for understanding the Ware College House. The chevron represents a house and is symbolic of the Ware College House as a home for our students. The open book represents lifelong learning and the pursuit of reason and truth, while the lion (our house mascot) represents courage and passion. The compass (our house symbol), hoisted aloft by the lions, represents the journey our students begin when they enter Franklin and Marshall College, the role of the Ware College House in guiding our students along that journey, and the hope that our students will always find their way back to their home in the Ware College House.

 

Our Colors

Our main colors are F&M Blue and Burgundy, which represent reason & truth (blue), and passion (burgundy). We endeavor to instill in our students that great accomplishments occur when well-reasoned ideas and plans are pursued with passion. 

 

 

Story 11/10/2017

My Critical Language Scholarship Experience: Ngoun Lay

F&M junior Ngoun Lay spent last summer in Changchun, a provincial capital in northeastern China, where the experience offered him insights into his American identity as well as Chinese viewpoints of...

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Gregory Fullam ’18 Convocation 2017 Speech

 Each of you sitting in these chairs brings with you a life history—of challenges faced, passions found, beliefs formed. And the coming years here, in this place, will soon add to that history—in...

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Jyra Jones ’19 Convocation 2017 Speech

This is a piece of advice that has stuck with me during my time at F&M: Allow yourself to be open-minded and to explore. A lot of us come here thinking we know exactly what we want to do, what our...

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