The 11 students were found together in a room at the Westin on Wednesday evening, the school said. The students and their parents were told on Friday that they had to leave the hotel within 24 hours and that they had to undergo Covid-19 tests in the northeast.
“Northeastern and its student, faculty and staff community take health and safety protocol violations very seriously,” said Madeleine Estabrook, senior vice chancellor, student affairs for Northeastern. “Working together and following public health guidelines is imperative … a negative COVID-19 test is not enough.”
Northeastern said NUin students were told several times last week to practice social distancing, avoid crowds and wear masks when with other people.
Students have the right to appeal their dismissal in an expedited hearing, the school said.