The academic year is divided into two terms/semesters:
Winter term: October - mid-February.
Summer term: mid-February - mid-June.
The system requires 15 weeks of classes followed by two or four-week examination sessions. Unsuccessful students may retake an examination in February (for the first semester) and in September (for the second semester).
PUBLIC AND UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS
|1 October||Inauguration Ceremony|
|1 November||All Saints' Day|
|11 November||Polish Independence Day|
|1 January||New Year|
|19 February||Copernicus' birthday/University Holiday|
|One week in March or April||Easter|
|1 May||Labour Day|
|2 May||National Flag Day|
|3 May||Constitution Day|
|Thursday in May or June||Corpus Christi|
|June - September||Summer holidays|
|15 August||Saint Mary's Ascension/Polish Army Day|