Northeastern University is sending home 11 first-year students who were found in a single room in violation of both Boston's and the school's public health guidelines that prohibit "crowded gatherings."
The students were staying at the Westin Hotel as part of a modified study abroad program that lets first-year students live off campus in Boston.
The students and their parents were notified on Friday that they have 24 hours to vacate the hotel.
The university said it's requiring the students to get COVID-19 tests before leaving, and if anyone tests positive, they will be moved into "wellness" housing at the university before returning home.
Northeastern said the students can appeal their dismissal for this fall semester program. They officially enroll as freshman in January, according to a university spokesperson.