Kronos Time Entry System

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 Kronos Unavailable for Maintenance
Kronos will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance 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 has provided a fix to the Kronos Java version 8.0.181 which was released in August 2018. However, because Chrome and Firefox have dropped support of Java, the only internet browser that is now available to use with the current version of Java is Internet Explorer (IE) Version 11.

Users may view Kronos timecards by using Kronos Java Version 8.0.181 with Internet Explorer Version 11. Users may also access the non-Java Kronos version.

If you need assistance downloading Java Version 8.0.181, please contact the IT staff in your department or NUIT at 847-491-HELP.


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

In-person Kronos training is currently not offered; instead, please refer to the Kronos Job Aids and FAQs linked above.

Contact Us

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