The university said students in this program were notified on multiple occasions over the past week that they must practice social distancing, wear masks, and avoid crowds. They were required to acknowledge that they reviewed the program handbook, which included these rules, the school said. Northeastern has barred guests from student rooms this semester.
The students were also notified in an Aug. 28 letter from Madeleine Estabrook, senior vice chancellor for student affairs, that informed them that they would be suspended if they host or attend an unsafe gathering.
The students dismissed this week will have the right to contest their dismissal at an expedited hearing, according to Northeastern.