Getting Started

Hey there! Brown APIs is a set of web APIs for getting useful information about Brown. In general, to form a request, pick a method from below and look at some of the sample queries in the documentation to get a feel for how the API works. Also, join the Brown APIs group on Facebook for FAQs and community support!

To make requests, you'll need a Client ID. You can request a Client ID by clicking Sign Up in the top left corner of this page. Your Client ID is used as the parameter 'client_id' in your GET requests. Currently, all requests are specified as GET requests with URL encoded parameters. For instance:

https://api.students.brown.edu/dining/menu?client_id=01234567-89ab-cdef-0123-456789abcdef&eatery=ratty

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