Abstract Rationale: Epileptic seizures may alter neuroendocrinological cycles. Light pulses induce phase shifts in circadian rhythms. Using hippocampal-kindled rats to ensure maximal clinical expression, we determined if seizures likewise induce phase shifts. Methods: We monitored the circadian rhythm of temperature (CRT) with intraperitoneal radiotelemetry in rats ( n=21) isolated from time cues and light for 3-week trials. Seizures were triggered with hippocampal electrical stimulation at different circadian phases. Optimized, least-error phase shifts were calculated from preictal and postictal CRTs. Induced seizures were referenced to CRT ( t max=00:00, 24-h circadian cycle). Results: Phase shifts (individual responses=57) differed across the circadian cycle. Rather than forming a clear phase–response curve, phase shifts were especially variable between 00:00 and 06:00 h. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that electrically-induced seizures induce advances and delays in CRT in a phase-dependent fashion but in a pattern different from typical light-induced phase shifts. Disorders of circadian regulation may contribute to some of the altered endogenous cycles associated with epilepsy.