Kronos Time Entry System

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 Kronos Unavailable for Maintenance
Kronos will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenace on Saturday, April 18, from 10:00am to approximately 11:30am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kronos is the University's official time entry system of record.

Kronos is used by biweekly-paid regular staff, temporary employees, and student employees to log hours each pay period. Monthly-paid staff, librarians, and postdocs use Kronos to record vacation, sick, and other leave time each month.

Kronos is accessible from any on-campus wired or wireless computer. To use Kronos from off-campus or University housing, you must connect to the NU VPN first.


Link  See all documentation, forms, and quick steps

Link  Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Link  Learn more about our recent upgrade


Kronos Deadlines


  • Biweekly/Temp Employee Time Entry: 5:00pm, last Friday of the pay period
  • Supervisor Approval of Biweekly/Temp Time: 1:00pm, the Monday after the end of the pay period
  • Monthly Staff/Librarian Leave Entry: 6th day of the following month
  • Supervisor Approval of Monthly Leave: 12th day of the following month
Note that deadlines may occur earlier around University holidays or when monthly deadlines fall on a weekend.

Kronos: Java Update Notice


Kronos issued an advisory in response to Microsoft's announcement to block outdated Java versions. In summary, outdated Java versions will be blocked by Microsoft and users who have not already done so will need to upgrade Java to a current version. Failure to update Java will cause the regular, Java-based Kronos login to not work.

The block from Microsoft will occur on Tuesday, Sepetember 9. At that point, the following Java versions will be blocked and will not work with Kronos:
  • Java SE 6, everything below (but not including) update 81
  • Java SE 7, everything below (but not including) update 65
  • Java SE 8, everything below (but not including) update 11
The Microsoft announcement relating to this Java block can be found here.

Need assistance?


Instructions & Troubleshooting

See our Frequently Asked Questions and Documentation. If you are experiencing Java problems, try using the Non-Java/Mac link to access Kronos.  

For additional help troubleshooting your browser or Java security messages, refer to the Kronos 6.3 Troubleshooting GuidePDF

Kronos Training

If you are a new employee or supervisor, attend a training for a brief system overview. Click here to see the schedule and register.

Open Labs

Drop by a weekly open lab for one-on-one assistance or to use a Java-compatible computer.

Contact Us

Kronos Help Desk
Phone: 847-467-7606 / Email: mytime@northwestern.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm