Students stand out and appear colorfully in the city in general. The most important of the external characters are overalls and the teekkari cap. On sale on LTKY’s office are also other Lappeenranta student symbols: overall badges, ribbons for anniversary balls, pins and the PunaMusta song book.
Teekkari cap is hat that looks a lot like the one Finnish people get when graduating high school. The Lappeenranta version of the cap has seven corners and a tassel which hangs over the right edge of the cap. The using time of the teekkari cap starts at 12.00 on the 30th of April and ends on fall with the celebration of Lakinlaskijaiset (Hat lowering). For the use of teekkari cap at other times one has to apply for a written permission from LTKY’s Chair of the Board, Cultural Affairs responsible or Secretary General.
Overalls are protective clothes of students color of which depends on the field of study of a student. The overalls can are meant to be decorated with badges and other additions. Friend and dating couples tend to change different parts of their overalls. Overalls may be used freely throughout the year at one’s own discretion, and a number of events have overalls dress code. Lappeenranta university students have eight different colored overalls, which are determined as follows:
Armatuuri (Energy Technology) – White
Cluster (Information Technology) – Red
Enklaavi (Business) – Neon yellow
Kaplaaki (Industrial Management) – Navy blue
Ketek (Chemical Technology) – Black
KRK (Mechanical Technology) – Orange
Pelletti (Environmental Technology) – Grey
Sätky (Electrical Engineering) – Green
ESN Lappeenranta has also own overalls for exchange students. Their color is blue.