Induction for the United States Naval Academy Class of 2024 has been delayed by a week.
What was originally scheduled for June 25 will now take place over a four-day period from June 29 to July 2.
“Induction is being shifted by one week in order to take the necessary, precautionary steps to safely induct and train the Class of 2024 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Sean S. Buck.
Following the final move out of the Class of 2020 from Bancroft Hall, Naval Academy staff will shift its focus to the deliberate move out of the remaining classes of midshipmen and a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the dormitory.
Induction will be closed to all guests, including parents, family and friends, the media and members of the public.