University students in Boston are being housed in luxury hotels, including one where 11 students were caught partying and were then thrown out of school, as social distancing guidelines were put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Undergraduates enrolled at several Hub-area colleges and universities are amazed at their new living quarters this semester, which includes king-size beds, personal baths, a housekeeper who changes the sheets, Nespresso machines, and scenic views of downtown.
Some students, however, appear to have taken advantage of their good fortune.
Northeastern University announced on Friday that it has dismissed the students who were found together in a room at the Westin Copley Place Hotel on Wednesday night without masks on their faces and not socially distanced.
The university released a statement on Friday saying that the 11 students are ‘no longer part of the Northeastern community for the fall semester.’
Northeastern University has reserved 11 floors of the Westin Copley Place (seen above), a luxurious Boston hotel, this semester for its students so that they can be socially distanced
Emerson College, another local school, is housing some 200 of its students at the W Hotel. Before COVID-19, a room at the W would cost upwards of $600 a night
A room at the W Hotel is seen in the above file photo. Emerson students describe their 'bougie living' conditions which include private bathrooms, personal Espresso machines, personal thermostats, and king-size beds
Northeastern University on Friday announced that it was dismissing 11 students caught partying at the Westin Copley Place in violation of social distancing guidelines
The students were asked to move out immediately and get tested for COVID-19. If they test positive, they are to enter quarantine and then leave.
The university said that it will not provide refunds to the students for housing payments.
Last week, Northeastern sent a warning to students after dozens of them vowed they would violate social distancing guidelines and have parties in their living quarters.
Northeastern has reserved 11 floors of the Westin Copley Place