Captain James P. Parker, U. S. N., has announced that the transfer of the Cadet School, First Naval District, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Holyoke House has been officially confirmed. The School will be moved as soon as Holyoke House is again made ready for occupancy. It is expected that this will take about two weeks. As a result it is very likely that the class which is studying at Technology now will graduate before the shift is made, and that the work will be begun by the new class of 150 men.
At the present time, the men who have been living in Holyoke House are being moved into the Yard. As soon as they are moved and the house cleaned, it will be ready for occupancy. Meanwhile it will be necessary to make certain alterations in Dane Hall so that the executive offices of the School for Ensigns may be placed there.
The men to be enrolled in the new School will be taken from Class 4 of the General Service of the Naval Reserve. Four hundred of these men took examinations last summer on August 22 and 29 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Captain Parker said that the selection of these men was going on now, but that he would be unable to secure a complete list until the end of this week. The sudden increase in the enrolment has of course postponed the announcement.