III BA and II MA Students

Students who lack field training (field walking survey, excavations) and are students of the third year of bachelor or the second year of master’s program are kindly requested to contact me immediately by e-mail. Please include in your letter what type of training do you miss and how many hours.

Dr. Wiesław Więckowski

New Academic Calendar

A new announcement of the University of Warsaw Rector regarding the reorganisation of the academic calendar, i.e. the end of the summer semester and organisation of the examination session, has been published. DECISION
Most importantly:
– the end of semester is postponed till August (if there are classes that need to be held, and were not held remotely) – in our case it is not a case; still no decision on the summer field training
– exam session dates may change according to the decisions of the Dean – the dates for the session at the Institute will be announced soon.

To all Students

Dear Students,

I hope you are doing well and look forward to returning to the normality as much as I do. Realizing that many of you are concerned not only about the situation in the country and the world, but also about the situation in your studies, I would like to provide you with a handful of information from the authorities of the University of Warsaw, the Faculty of History and the Institute of Archeology:

– in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Warsaw authorities, all classes taking place remotely are also to end in the same way. I would like to remind you that they are treated in the same way as”normal” classes, with all the consequences. Credits and exams should also be conducted remotely. All Instructors make their decisions about how to carry them out individually. The University of Warsaw authorities do not provide any special, summer mode of passing the classes, and the exam session as well as the re-sit session at the Institute of Archaeology will most likely take place on dates designated by the academic calendar;

– classes with elements of practice (e.g. laboratories, archaeological and documentary drawing, workshops with material, etc.) are taking place remotely in some part, but after 24 May “regular” classes at the Institute building are also planned. They will have a block character (they will last for several hours, but for one or two days). You will be notified soon about the dates of specific activities;

– you will probably soon be able to use the library and work with the material to the extent necessary to complete the writing of theses (bachelor’s or master’s). I will give you precise information soon;

– classes such as “objazdy” (scientific tours), as well as field training (surveys and excavations) – I will provide information on them as soon as decisions regarding their implementation are made. Certainly, third-year undergraduate and second-year masters students will be able to complete them in one way or another, so that they can complete their studies and defend their theses.

Soon, a regulation regarding detailed solutions for the end of the academic year of the Rector of the University of Warsaw should appear. As soon as it appears, as well as when decisions about field training are made, I will provide you with this information immediately.

With wishes for perseverance and a quick return to normality.

Dr. Wiesław Więckowski

IA Building new opening hours

The Institute of Archeology will be open on Wednesdays (April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 and 13 ), access may also be possible on Thursdays by appointment.
(The information relates to persons necessary to ensure the continuity of IA UW operations)

New guidance for studying and working during coronavirus outbreak

Dear Members of the UW community,

Please familiarize yourself with the new regulations of the UW rector as of 7th April regarding studying and working at the University of Warsaw during coronavirus outbreak. They concern the:

  • Extension of the period for conducting online lectures and classes for students, doctoral candidates, post-diploma learners (until 15th May);
  • Work limitations on the UW campuses (until 15th May);
  • Suspension of business travels abroad and participation in domestic conferences (until 30th June);
  • Cancellation of open events, e.g. conferences, symposiums or lectures (until 31st August);
  • Suspension of accommodating new students in residence halls and other facilities, and prohibition from visiting these places (until 30th June);
  • 50% reduction in accommodation fee (in May 2020) for students, doctoral candidates, postgraduate students of the School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the University of Warsaw, and participants of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, who live in UW facilities.

Due to the changing situation, please follow our updated information about the UW operations in these exceptional times.


Take good care of yourself and stay healthy.

Best wishes,

UW Press Office

An announcement of the Rector of the University of Warsaw regarding the functioning of UW

Dear Sir or Madam,

In response to the state of epidemic emergency in Poland, declared on 13th March 2020, the Rector of the University of Warsaw made an announcement regarding the regulations on the functioning of UW. The regulations will come into force on 16th March 2020.

The announcement regulates working arrangements of the university administration, circulations of documents and operating of the university building.

The UW administration will work remotely, and access to the university buildings will be limited to the minimum necessary. Details are available on the Polish website of UW, information on the English website will be published today by the end of the day.

To be updated, please check our website regularly. In case of any questions or problems, please contact InfoCovid19@adm.uw.edu.pl.

Yours faithfully,

UW Press Office