The college experience looks different under COVID-19 restrictions, and Northeastern University made it clear that they won’t tolerate partying, no matter the size of the gathering. Eleven freshmen students have been dismissed after they were discovered violating pandemic rules.
The Boston school announced Friday that the students were caught on Wednesday night in their temporary dorm, the Westin Hotel, without masks and not social distancing. On-call staff members discovered the gathering on their rounds.
The students found have been dismissed for the fall semester, but the suspension will end with the start of the spring semester. They will not receive a refund for their tuition, which is estimated to cost more than $36,500, the Boston Globe reports.
The students were all part of the N.U.in Program, which typically allows first-year students to study abroad. This year, due to the pandemic, the students were put into the temporary dorm at the