As higher education institutions in New England grapple with how to safely reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the physical setting of campuses becomes an issue of paramount concern. NEJHE features a design proposal from architect Leonard Yui to transform the university lawn into an outdoor classroom marked for social distancing. The proposal promotes a safer learning environment, helps build intuition about the six-foot separation and activates outdoor spaces for both people and wildlife, according to Yui, who is an architecture professor at Roger Williams University and director of the Rhode Island firm Wildish Design. "The proposed six-foot plots." he writes, "are more than just a measure of distance between two people, but a reflection of a complex non-classroom world wrestling with issues of health, race, wealth and climate inequities."