By the decision of the rectors of the Vistula University, classes in the traditional formula for students, doctoral students and students were suspended until April 14, 2020 and replaced by a formula based on distance learning.

Until April 14, 2020 all collective events are cancelled as well as academic exchange and business trips to other countries.

It’s a difficult time that requires joint effort and extraordinary actions. Below are the necessary information and tips.

  • Today, your safety and health are the most important for us. So stay home. Do not go out without need, because if you meet with others, you may contribute to the spreading of the coronavirus and the number of patients increases. There are not so many beds, respirators, doctors and nurses for everyone to receive help. Remember, staying at home saves the lives of others.

    • Dean's office and other administration departments

      Caring for the health of students and University staff, the Dean’s Office of the Vistula Universities works in a limited mode of contact with students

      If necessary, a student should act according to the following scheme:

      • first, contact your supervisor by e-mail or phone;
      • during a conversation or on the basis of an e-mail we determine, what your real needs are and how we are able to help you.

      Students who have not made an appointment in advance, will not be accepted and served.

      Dean’s Hotline (in Polish and English) tel. 506000897, hours 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      CURRENT CONTACTS FOR DEAN’S OFFICE STAFF RELATED TO YOUR PROGRAM OF STUDIES

      CONTACT TO YOUR DEAN

      The university library and reading room will be closed until April 14, 2020. The deadline for returning borrowed books is automatically extended to April 15.

      The Bursar’s Office, until April 14, 2020, will support students only by e-mail: kwestura@vistula.edu.pl.

    • Online learning - Platon

      We remind you that until April 14th we are learning ONLINE on the PLATON platform. We know that some students have a problem logging in and using the platform – we are constantly fighting these issues. In the first period, they can be bothersome, for which we apologize, but soon most of them will disappear. Please be patient and understanding.

      The address of the new platform is: https://platon.vistula.edu.pl.
      Access to the platform can also be obtained from the website of our University www.vistula.edu.pl.
      Login – password and login the same as for USOS.
      Instruction in PDF form – download here.
      Instructions in the form of a video – see here.

      You can report any questions, problems and doubts to the Digital Education Department: elearning@vistula.edu.pl,
      22 45 72 382.

    • Financial support

      Dear Students, if you have been in an extremely difficult life position lately (including material), apply for a social scholarship and/or incentive. All information can be found at https://www.vistula.edu.pl/en/students/scholarships

    • If you are sick

      In accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspector for universities in connection with the potential risk of coronavirus infection, we would like to inform you that in case of illness, suspected infection or contact with an infected person, you should immediately notify the sanitary-epidemiological station by phone, or report directly to the infectious ward or observation department contagious, where further medical procedure will be defined.

       

      Hotline: 800 190 590 int. 6
      Hotline: 606 108 040
      Vistula emergency call: 501 556 557, mail: m.jasinski@vistula.edu.pl

      More information: www.pssewawa.pl

      More information and list of infectious wards: https://www.gov.pl/web/zdrowie/byles-w-chinach-i-zle-sie-czujesz-sprawdz-co-robic 

    • #studentaloneathome

      You don’t like having to stay at home or in the dorm, do you? You are tempted to meet buddies, go to friends for dinner or a party.

      However, this is a special time. Even if you feel great, you can still be infected with the coronavirus and spread it, putting the elderly and the sick people at risk. Be smart and responsible. Stay at home!

      You can use this time developing your competences and interests. You will find on the Internet, online courses from the world’s best universities. You can also learn foreign languages, read, discover the greatest museum collections, watch films, explore literature and even take care of your physical condition. On your smartphone, there are applications that will give you a lot of entertainment.

      Vistula Universities join the Student alone at home campaign, initiated by the Students’ Parliament of the Republic of Poland. The organization has prepared a list of interesting links for you: https://psrp.org.pl/student-sam-w-domu/.  We have also added a few from us and short comments.

      Recommendations below:

      Language courses

      • Duolingo – ‘the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world’: https://en.duolingo.com/
      • Deutsch zum Mitnehmen – ‘German to go’, a free German course prepared by Deutsche Welle: https://learngerman.dw.com/de/overview
      • Open Culture – ‘How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages […] Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go: http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons
      • Babel – ‘a premium product, and our iOS and Android apps make our practical language lessons available wherever and whenever’: https://uk.babbel.com/
        ‘Registration with Babbel is completely free of charge and the first lesson in every course is free to try. (Depending on the language you choose, that’s 30-80 free lessons!)’

      Culture

      • Open Culture – 1.150 Free Movies; 700 Free Audio Books; 800 Free eBooks; Free Art & Images including collections from The Getty, The Rijksmuseum, Smithsonian, The Guggenheim, The National Gallery, Stanford University, British Library, Google Art Project, Getty Images, Guggenheim Art Books New York Public Library Maps, Museum of New Zealand, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, etc.; free music (mostly classical): http://www.openculture.com/
      • OperaVision [YouTube channel] – ‘curated selection of complete performances from leading European opera houses’: https://www.youtube.com/operavision

      Recommended applications for smartphones

      Applications are available on Android and/or iOS – check it out!

      Workouts

      Free time

      • Lumosity – mental development, logic games improving memory and reflexes, mindfulness exercise [iOS, Android]: https://www.lumosity.com/en/
      • Yousician – interactive piano, keyboard, ukulele and guitar learning [iOS, Android]: https://yousician.com/
      • Zooniverse – a website grouping civic science projects belonging to the Citizen Science Alliance. The projects concern scientific disciplines such as astronomy, ecology, climatology, humanities and other [iOS, Android]: https://www.zooniverse.org/
  • If you want to study at Vistula Universities, the employees of our Recruitment Office are at your disposal. The office is physically closed for candidates until April 14, 2020, but you can contact the Recruitment Office by email: rekrutacja@vistula.edu.pl and by phone at 22 457 24 00 open from Monday to Friday, between 9-17. We will support you at every step and surround you with loving care.

  • There is an epidemic condition in Poland. The following restrictions are in force in the country:

    • the principle of social distance applies – a minimum of two meters from the other person, this also applies to families and loved ones;
    • any person under 18 years of age can leave the house only under the care of an adult guardian;
    • hotels and other accommodations are closed;
    • parks, boulevards and beaches are closed;
    • city bike rental is prohibited;
    • the activities of hair and beauty salons and tattoos are suspended;
    • all customers must shop in disposable gloves;
    • from 10:00 to 12:00, shops, pharmacies and service outlets are only accepted and served by people over 65 years of age;
    • persons who are quarantined will be completely isolated for two weeks, also from their family.
    1. Restriction on movement except:
    • going to work and returning home;
    • going out for shopping or to the pharmacy;
    • necessary visit to a doctor;
    • volunteering in the fight against coronavirus;
    • walking the dog.
    1. Total ban on gatherings of more than two people, including any meetings and events. You can only meet members of your immediate family, as well as people with whom you are in a constant relationship.
    2. Restrictions on public transport – the maximum number of passengers is seating divided by two. Passengers must keep a distance.

    Restrictions apply until April 11. Everybody must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them. Penalties up to 30,000 PLN are punishable for their violation, and in some cases even a prison.

    So, stay at home, don’t leave without need. If you meet with others, you make the virus spread and the number of patients increases. There are not so many beds, respirators, doctors and nurses for everyone to receive help.

    Remember, staying at home you save the lives of others!

    #stayathome

    Earlier the Polish government has introduced many restrictions on the rise of the coronavirus epidemic:

    • the control was restored at the borders with EU countries – initially for 10 days with the possibility of extension;
    • international passenger transport is suspended (planes, trains, ferries);
    • you can enter Poland only by car or bus through appointed border crossings.

    Poland is closed to foreigners, except for:

    • spouses and children of Polish citizens,
    • people with a Pole’s Card,
    • foreigners with the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit

    All persons who return to Poland must be quarantined for 14 days.  

    For violation of quarantine, there is a penalty of 30,000 zł.

    Restrictions on trade and services:

    • the activities of shopping malls were limited, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores and laundries located on their premises;
    • all restaurants, pubs, clubs, bars and casinos are suspended for 14 days with the option of extension;
    • it is possible to order take-out food from restaurants and bars;
    • stores and banks remain open
    1. Why did the University decide to close down for a month?

    We are not closing down – we are changing our traditional classes to an online format. We are doing this because we care about the community, and want to prevent you from getting sick. We also follow all the instructions of the sanitary services in Poland. No one from the community should get coronavirus. If we receive such information, we are obliged to inform all of you.

    1. How exactly will the e-learning classes be conducted?

    We will use the PLATON platform, on which all the classes will be available. You have received detailed instruction by e-mail on how to use it.

    1. Will the professors be able to cope with the new type of system and actually teach us until the 14th? 

    Yes. Many of them have been using it for several years, for some courses already, the rest will trained, and will get full administrative support.

    1. Does this mean we will finish the semester later in June? 

    No, at the moment, we do not plan to extend the semester.

    1. How does it affect the final year students? BA/MA Diploma deadlines, graduation, Diploma defence?

    We are doing everything to minimise any influence. Everything can be done online, and we believe that prior to theses defences, the situation will have calmed down.

    1. Will I still be able to get my diploma this summer, if I get accepted for an MA to a different university, and I need to submit it in the summer? 

    Yes, at the moment, nothing changes.

    1. Could the date of 14.03. be prolonged if the situation in the city worsens, or is it a set date? 

    Yes, it depends on the health situation in Poland, and the sanitary services’ recommendation. You will be informed about everything.

    1. Should we stay in Warsaw, or is it better to travel somewhere else? 

    Warsaw, and other parts of Poland are, at the moment, safer than most of the other parts of Europe. However, do try to avoid public transport and crowded places.

    1. Were there any cases of the virus at our University?

    No. If they were, we would be obliged by the sanitary services to inform you.

    1. Can I go back to my country for this month?

    We cannot prohibit you from leaving Poland, but be aware that Polish sanitary service may not let you back.

    1. Is the library functioning? 

    Not in the traditional way. The regular library is closed until 2020.04.14.  You can only use the online library. All materials that were supposed to be returned during the cancellation of classes at Vistula University, will be extended until 2020.04.14. Readers – please ignore automatic information about penalty fees sent to your e-mails.

    1. Is it possible to make an appointment with an employee of the Dean’s Office?

    The meeting should be the last resort for settling matters. Try other alternatives first if you can. We can probably handle your case without having to meet in person. So, initially, write an e-mail to your supervisor in the Dean’s Office. Addresses can be found at https://www.vistula.edu.pl/en/students/deans-office.

    1. How can I get a visa/residence card or work certificate?

    At this time, most institutions accept electronic documents. Contact the supervisor from the Dean’s Office, and include the following information in the message: your album number, name, and type of document needed. The supervisor will prepare an appropriate document and send it back to your e-mail address. We can also send you documents by post, though it is a less secure solution for you than e-mail.

    1. Will I be able to return to Poland if I leave now?

    It does not depend on us. The Polish government has partially closed the borders for most foreigners (for 10 days, but with the option of an extension). There is a risk that foreign students will not be able to return to Poland quickly.

    1. What actions do I need to take to resume my studies now?

    Contact your supervisor at the Dean’s Office. The supervisor will guide you through the entire resumption procedure without you having to visit the University.

    1. How can I change the field of study/mode of study?

    Contact your supervisor at the Dean’s Office. The supervisor will guide you through the entire procedure of changing the direction of your studies, without having to visit the University.

  • Order of the Rector of Vistula University

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  • Order of the Rector of Vistula School of Hospitality

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  • The recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspector for universities

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