November: the University of Warsaw’s founding date is considered to be 19 November 1816, when Alexander I (the then tsar of Russia and king of Poland) issued a decree to establish the university (konieczny link do zakładki historycznej). That is why November is a special month for the academic community, as a celebration of the University of Warsaw, with exhibitions, concerts, lectures and other events. In 2016, the University will celebrate its 200th anniversary. More information
May: it is a time for UW student celebrations during the Juvenalia festival. A huge stage is built on the main campus to host performances from celebrated musicians. The site around the University’s head offices turns into a vibrant student village.
June: it is the month when most students take their last exams. Those who have completed their studies can take part in the graduation ceremony. Although each faculty does it somewhat differently, almost always the students will put on academic robes and caps, which they will throw into the air when the official part draws to a close.