Northeastern University announced Friday that they dismissed 11 of their first-year students. The students were allegedly found violating social distancing guidelines amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
The students were found together on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in a room at Boston’s Westin hotel, according to a memo that was posted on the school’s website.
“Northeastern has dismissed 11 first-year students after they were discovered together in a room at the Westin Hotel in Boston on Wednesday night, in violation of university and public health protocols that prohibit crowded gatherings.”
The 11 students and their respective families were notified on Friday, Sept. 4, that the students had 24 hours to leave after being notified that they were no longer members of the Northeastern community for the remainder of the fall semester.
As a result of not following COVID-19 guidelines, the students were also required to take a COVID-19 test. The 11 students were also told that they have the right to contest their dismissal at an upcoming hearing.