Information on preventative measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19 among the community of the University of Lodz

Rector’s announcement regarding new COVID19 epidemic restrictions introduced by Polish Government

Due to government’s announcement regarding closing Polish borders and limiting transport we would like to calm our students, who are still staying at our dorms, for various reasons. We will not leave You nor abandon You, You are a crucial part of UL, you can count on our help if there is such need. We attach a letter from Prorector of Students Issues, prof. Tomasz Cieslak – in Polish, English and Russian version. 

Due to introduction of the state of epidemic threat in Poland by the Minister of Health, the Authorities of the University of Lodz decided to close the building of the Rectorate of the University of Lodz. From 13 March 2020 it will be inaccessible to people who do not work there on a daily basis.

Earlier the UL Authorities suspended, until 14 April 2020,  all didactic activities of the University (i.e. lectures, classes, labs and other courses – except for online classes).

Restricted and/or denied access to users applies to, among others: UL Main Library (link) and Center for Physical Education of the University of Lodz.

We remind students who have stayed in the Dormitories to report all cases showing signs of risk of coronavirus infection.

To all Students – please remember – the current situation is not a break from classes – as they are and will be continued online. Please stay in contact with your Faculties and Lecturers .

Contact for international students:
iso@uni.lodz.pl
www.facebook.com/polishuniversity
Phone from 4 pm until 8 pm: +48511952922

All regulations and announcements are available in another tab (please check regularly)


Frequently Asked Questions

General issues (4)

Actions have been taken to eliminate the possibility of the virus spreading among members of the academic community of the University and their families. The more preventive measures we take, the more scrupulously we follow them, the lower the risk of infection. We ask for your understanding and calm adherence to the Rector’s regulations. Preventive measures are taken in the interest of all of us, but their success depends only on how scrupulously and accurately we comply with them.

Detailed arrangements shall be made by the Dean and the Chancellor in consultation with the Rector.

There will be no election meeting. The voting dates remain unchanged. Voting will take place by placing ballot boxes at the voters’ disposal for several hours.

For the moment until April 14th with the possibility of extending this period.

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Students/PhD students (27)

Please send any questions/confirmations/requests via e-mail and please wait for a reply. IRO will do their best to help.

If you are not able to receive a photo/scan of signed Changes to LA document, please send the document to your Faculty Coordinator/Dean’s Office with a request to confirm it – e-mail from Faculty will be enough as confirmation, later the signatures will be filled in. PLEASE KEEP THE CONFIRMATION IN YOUR E-MAIL BOX

If the classes are resumed, yes. The study period might be extended accordingly though.

Yes, but make sure to tell at the reception desk that you leave your personal belongings in the room. We suggest to pack them, for example in a box, so that they are in one place. No one will take responsibility for the staff you leave, so make sure there are no valuables among them.

Sorry, there is no such possibility.

If going back to your family home/ home country is safe and possible for you, then you can go. If leaving the dormitory is not safe or possible, it’s better to stay there.

If you decide to leave Poland during suspended classes, please make sure that your travel plans back home are safe. All decisions should be made according to the fast developing situation, taking into account your health first. If it is safer to stay in Lodz, please stay and do not leave dormitory/your place of residence unless it is really necessary.

Classes are cancelled until 14.04. – at the moment we do not have information if the classes would continue after this date. Please wait for the update to be posted at https://covid19.uni.lodz.pl/?lang=en and by email.

Classes are cancelled but faculties are advised to organise courses in other forms if possible. Please wait to receive further directions from the Faculties or IRO.

Under NO circumstances you are allowed to travel in Poland or to any other country for sightseeing at this time. It is strictly because of your safety and the society around you. The situation is developing fast and you need to be extra conscious. If you leave for any country, you will not be allowed back inside the dormitory for minimum 14 days – please make sure you have that in mind before you make any travel plans.

Students living in the UL dormitories, who are unable to leave their place of stay (especially international students) are asked to strictly follow UL authorities announcements. Please keep in mind that at any moment you might be asked to immediately leave the dormitory if the circumstances – beyond UL’s control – require such action to be taken.

International exchange students are asked to follow the request to leave the dormitory and go back home for the period when classes are suspended, providing it is a safe and possible option for them. If leaving the dormitory is not possible, having your safety in mind, please do not leave the dormitory, do not travel across Poland and do not travel abroad.

All financial issues regarding the time you spend outside the dormitory will be resolved in the near future, in agreement with Students Council and Dormitory Council.

We ask you to stay calm. Dormitory staff and university administration will be at work.

Please make sure to follow UL Rector’s announcements on www.uni.lodz.pl

International students who speak English can contact IRO via email: iso@uni.lodz.pl or via phone: +48 42 6354197 till 4PM (between 4-8 PM in urgent matters:  +48 511 952 922) or via Facebook: facebook.com/polishuniversity

Please do not come to the IRO office as the doors will be closed. All matters will be dealt with via emails or phone.

All matters relating to the issue of the certificate of „Monthly information for the insured person RMUA” will be dealt with by e-mails.

It seems that carriers will honour such tickets in the next month. We will try to deal with this matter as soon as possible.

Yes.

No, they do not have to pay for the month in which the classes are suspended.

During the period of suspension of teaching activities, all deadlines resulting from the didactic process, including those established in decisions of the University authorities, are suspended.

The Rector will inform about the new academic schedule including possible extension of classes to the coming weeks in due time.

We’re not making a decision about it yet. We will inform you about the possible refund later on.

Yes, they are.

All necessary information will be on the University of Lodz website.

Those interested will be informed about new dates.

The Rector will inform about the academic schedule after it has been established.

They will not be available to students as the teaching activities have been suspended in all forms except e-learning.

In this case, the validity of the card is automatically extended until 31 May – there is no need to extend it physically. Carriers shall be informed of the extension of the validity of the card.

No, any didactic activities requiring close contact with other people is prohibited.

Yes, it does.

Yes, they are.

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Alumni (1)

No. It is not possible to collect the University of Lodz Alumni Card in the University of Lodz Library. We encourage you to download the mobile application “Absolwent UŁ” and use the electronic version of the card. When logging in, please select the option I HAVE A CARD and enter the 7-digit number of the electronic card, which was sent in the e-mail confirming the registration, and order of the plastic card.

If the option “presentation of a diploma” was chosen as the verification method, the account will be unverified and access to the card will be blocked. Then please contact us by email and send a scan or photo of your diploma to absolwent@uni.lodz.pl to confirm your graduate status.

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Research staff (11)

Yes, to gain the access, the employees must contact their departmental IT specialists.

If it’s not possible to print the form out from the Employee Portal, the document will be sent to you via e-mail. Please contact our Payroll Department: dp@uni.lodz.pl. Those employees who do not have access to the Internet at home, are kindly asked to call the department directly: 42 635 41 64, 635 40 96, 635 40 59, 635 40 95. The document will be sent to them by regular mail.

Yes.

This will be decided by the Rector at a later date.

Suspension of classes does not affect the date of payment and the amount of remuneration.

Days-off have not been cancelled because the suspension of classes does not result in exemption from the obligation to work. Employees work from home and can be called upon to appear at the workplace at any time.

The superior’s consent by e-mail is sufficient. The formalities will be completed later.

Yes, there will be office hours – please contact the offices by phone or e-mail.

No, there won’t.

If necessary, yes, but access to buildings is limited to an absolute minimum.

No, they won’t.

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Administration staff (7)

Yes, there will.

They will not be available to students as the teaching activities have been suspended in all forms except e-learning.

If necessary, yes, but access to buildings is limited to an absolute minimum.

Suspension of classes does not affect the date of payment and the amount of remuneration.

Days-off have not been cancelled because the suspension of classes does not result in exemption from the obligation to work. Employees work from home and can be called upon to appear at the workplace at any time.

Yes, there will be office hours – please contact the offices by phone or e-mail.

No, there won’t.

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UL’s facilities (4)

Yes.

Yes. The same rules of operation as to the departments apply to the Branch.

The libraries will be closed. You can use a book lending machine at the UL Main Library and online resources. More information is provided in the University main library (BUL) announcement [click here].

No, access to the UL buildings is now limited to the minimum necessary for their basic operation.

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