The new space, which will be known as the South Campus Market, does not yet have a final completion date due to construction and equipment supply delays.
Students have reached out to lawyers, flooded social media feeds and organized email campaigns to raise awareness.
Monthly rents increased by more than $30 in at least three nearby apartment complexes in 2019.
The app requires users to be in Bluetooth range — or about 350 feet of each other — to connect.
The bathrooms are set to be updated over the summer.