Beginning in mid-August 2016, FFRA website content will be moving to the Northwestern IT site's new section for Administrative Systems.

FFRA Systems Open Labs


Open Labs are a chance for FFRA system users to complete real transactions with the guidance of training staff.

Need some practice? Have that one burning question? Stop by our training room during lab hours with your work materials.

  • No Registration Required!
  • For location details, please see Classroom Locations.
  • A valid WildCARD is required to access Evanston and Chicago locations.
  • Please be sure to bring your Multi-factor Authentication-enabled smart phone with you.
  • In cases of extreme weather or other unusual circumstances, Open Labs may be canceled on short notice.
  • For more information please contact the IT Support Center: or 847-491-4357 (1-HELP), option 2.


2016 Open Lab Schedule (as of Sept. 1)
Evanston Campus
2122 Sheridan Rd. Rm. 260
1st and 3rd Mondays, 10am – 12pm

Chicago Campus
Tarry 1-731
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Open labs will NOT be held on the following days
Jan. 18 Feb. 16
March 21  
May 30  
Jul. 4  
Sep. 5  
Dec. 26  



Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) Assistance

MFA is now part of the login process for the systems listed below.

Need help registering for MFA? Join us in Open Lab, and make sure to bring your cell phone with you!

  • NUFinancials
  • InfoEd
  • Cognos BI Reporting
  • CATracks
  • FASIS Self Service

More information, including how-to videos: Multi-factor Authentication at Northwestern