BOSTON (CBS) – Eleven first-year Northeastern University students have been dismissed after they were found together in a room at the Westin Hotel. The gathering Wednesday night was a violation of the university’s Covid-19 policies.

They have been informed that they are no longer part of the community for the fall semester.

The students were enrolled in the N.U.in Program and were among the 818 students staying in two-person rooms at the Boston hotel, less that one mile from the Northeastern campus.

They were informed Friday that they must move out of the hotel and undergo Covid-19 testing. Anyone who tests positive will be moved into wellness housing at the university until they have recovered.

Northeastern University is actively testing students and faculty to prevent a “superspread.” Out of more than 36,000 Covid tests so far, there have been 20 positive cases.

Students had to sign off on the no party policy on and off campus. The students have the right to contest their dismissal.

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