To be a Teekkari

The cap and point cards

You can recognize a teekkari from the cap. The teekkari cap is a summer cap and therefore it is worn from the wappunight (1.5) until Lakinlaskijaiset (30.9). Otherwise the cap can be worn with a permission from Teekkarijaosto (TJ).

If you, freshman, want to put the cap on your head on the possible Wappu 2018, you have to show teekkari spirit and by that show you are worth the cap. This means that during the year you have to complete the needed freshman points. You can get these from almost any event in Otaniemi and the purpose is for you to get to know the activities in AYY. If you do not fulfill these requirements, you get the cap around mother’s day (second Sunday in May).

You can get the freshman points from the Master of Foreign Affairs of the Guild of Civil Engineering, the Guild of Mechanical Engineers or the Guild of Surveying Engineers.

The compulsory freshmen points are:

  • international event
  • become a member of your guild
  • polytechnic museum
  • singing test
  • studies (15 ECTS)
  • get to know a member of the international committee

The idea with the freshmen points is to get to know the teekkari culture. The collecting of points should be fun (as it of course is)!! 🙂

The overalls

Overalls are a symbol for students in different Universities and other schools. By the colour and text in the overalls, you can identify people from different schools and fields of study. The Guild of Civil Engineers wears overalls with the colour of “raksan sininen”, which is dark blue. In addition, the students studying energy and environmental technology have a green sleeve and pocket. Traditionally members of the Guild of Civil Engineers have put their own batch on their left shoulder. This is fastened only in the corners to be able to hang your cap here when it is not worn.

It is much easier and cooler to do things in overalls, because you don’t have to be afraid of getting your clothes dirty. They also are very comfortable to wear. You can buy your overalls from the the Guild Room.

Teekkari culture

Read more about the teekkari culture here!