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PE 1675: Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand-Up Paddleboarders on the river

Try paddling standing up! We are excited to show you how much fun you can have on stand up paddleboards. Experience Cayuga Lake from a new vantage point. Stay active and engage your whole body. Learn something fun in a small group setting. Our instructors will teach you all the basics including: stance, paddling technique, turning, and more. 


Course Fee

Students: $255
Community: $285
CU Faculty/Staff: $270

Fee Notes

All paddling equipment is included in course fee.

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 


First class is mandatory.
Students may miss one class and still receive PE credit.


Recreational swimmer

Drop Deadline

August 26th


Enroll through Student Center or by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or



Section 1 Schedule




Monday 8/26/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday 8/28/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday  9/4/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Monday 9/9/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday 9/11/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Monday 9/16/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm

Section 2 Schedule




Tuesday 8/27/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Thursday 8/29/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Tuesday 9/3/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Thursday 9/5/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Tuesday 9/10/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm
Thursday 9/12/24 4:45pm to 7:45pm


How to dress and what to bring to be prepared for class:

  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, you will get wet at least to your knees launching and landing boats (water shoes, old sneakers, or rubber boots work great. flip flips or shores without a secure fit and heal strap do not work well). For safety reasons you can not be barefoot at these times.

  • Dress for the weather. Class will be held outside even if it is raining. Rain jackets and layers to keep you warm are recommended. If water and air temperatures are low, your instructors will talk to you about wearing a wetsuit and booties (no extra fee). 
  • I always have an extra pair of cloths and a towel in my bag (can be left in the van) incase I fall in get rained on or get cold. 
  • Sun glasses, brimmed hat, sunscreen. The sun’s reflection off the water can be intense.
  • Water bottle & snack