Report: 20 BU students face suspension for party violating COVID-19 rules

BOSTON — Twenty students are in trouble after Boston University police found them having an outdoor party on West Campus Sunday morning.

According to the school newspaper, the students were not following university-mandated COVID-19 guidelines on gathering size, masks, and social distancing.

“There were 25-plus people with alcohol, close together, with no masks or their masks pulled down around their chin,” Kenneth Elmore, associate provost and dean of students, told BU Today, calling the incident “highly problematic.”

According to the rules announced by Elmore last month, those who are suspended will not be able to attend classes in-person or remotely and will not be eligible for a tuition or room-and-board refund.

Disciplinary hearings will reportedly begin Tuesday for the students who could each be suspended for the rest of the semester.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates as Boston 25 News learns more.


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