The following is a list of commencement ceremonies at area universities and colleges.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY-Commencement will be Sunday, May 13, for all five schools.

The School of Nursing commencement begins at 9:30 a.m., Kay Spiritual Life Center, Massachusetts and Nebraska avenues NW. The speaker will be Kathleen McDonald Corey, a registered nurse and staff specialist for IBM Biomedical Systems.

The ceremonies for the College of Arts and Sciences and Division of Continuing Education begin at 11 a.m., Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. The speaker will be Dr. Anna Jane Harrison, holder of the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Department of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College. The honorary degree of doctor of humane letters will be conferred upon Roger L. Stevens, chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees.

The School of Business Administration ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m., National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. The speaker will be Robert Strauss, who recently was named ambassador atlarge for the Middle East negotiations. Strauss will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

The College of Public Affairs ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m., Washington Hebrew Congregd St. NW. The speaker will be Douglas M. Costle, an administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Washington College of Law ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m., Wasington Hebrew Congregation, Massachusetts Avenue and Macomb Street NW. The speaker will be Ralph Nader. He will receive an doctor of laws degree.

ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY-Commencement ceremonies will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place NW. The speaker will be Eleanor Holmes Norton, chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

BOWIE STATE COLLEGE-Commencement ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, on the college green in Bowie. The speaker will be Parren J. Mitchell, U.S. representative for the 7th Congressional District in Maryland. He will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY-A baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (upper church), 4th Street and Michigan Avenue NE. Commencement ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, on the east steps of the National Shrine. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the upper church of the Shrine. The speaker will be Livingston Ludlow Biddle Jr., chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. He will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon Dr. Clarence J. Gibbs Jr., doctor of science; Abigail McCarthy, doctor of humane letters, and Dr. Albert Cook Outler, doctor of humane letters.

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Commencement ceremonies will be at noon Saturday, May 12, at the D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. The speaker will be F. Ray Marshall, U.S. secretary of labor.

GALLAUDET COLLEGE-Commencement ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 21, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 4teh Street and Michigan Avenue NE. The speaker will be Steven Muller, president of Johns Hopkins University. He will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon Joanne Greenberg, author "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" and "In This Sign," doctor of humane letters, and Edgar L. Lowell, head of the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, doctor of laws.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY-Commencement ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at University Field House, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. The speaker will be Gov. John N. Dalton.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY-A bacalaureate Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 27, on the Copley Lawn, 37th and O streets NW. Commencement ceremonies will be at 5 p.m., Healy Lawn, 37th and O streets NW. In case of rain, the mass and commencement will be at the university's McDonough Memorial Gymnasium. The speaker will be columnist Art Buchwald, who will receive the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters.

Other honorary degrees will go to Meg Greenfield, Washington Post editorial page editor, and Paul Hume, The Post music critic, Egyptian Ambassador Ashraf A. Ghorbal; Bill Russell, former Boston Celtic, John Bardeen, a Nobel Prize physicist; Edmund Pellegrino, Catholic University president, and Edmund Gullion, dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

The Law Center commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, on Healy Lawn. The speaker will be Walter E. Fauntroy, the District delegate to Congress. Fautroy will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Honorary doctor of laws degrees also will be conferred upon Richard Reeve Baxter, judge of the International Court of Justice; William Joseph Brennan Jr., associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; John Anthony Danaher, senior U.S. circuit judge, Hartford, Conn.; Frank Dugan, professor of labor law and labor arbitration, former graduate law dean; Jesse Jackson, executive director of Operation PUSH; Walter H.E. Jaeger, distinguished visiting professor at Chicago Kent College of Law; Sol Myron Linowitz, a Washington attorney, and Esther Eggerston Peterson, special assistant to the president for consumer affairs.

The School of Medicine commencement will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center. The speaker will be Sol Katz, department of medicine professor and pulmonary disease division director. He will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

Honorary doctor of science degrees also will be conferred upon Dr. W. Proctor Harvey, GU department of medicine professor and division of cardiology director; Dr. William F. Kellow, vice president and dean of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; Dr. Marion Mann, dean of Howard University College of Medicine. An honorary doctor of humane letters degree will be conferred upon Marcus J. Bles, a humanitarian and Georgetown benefactor.

The School of Dentistry commencement will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center. The speaker will be Dr. Louis G. Terkla, dean of the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, who will receive the honorary degree of doctor of science.

Honorary doctor of science degrees also will be conferred upon George W. Burnett, professor emeritus at Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine; Juan R. Morales Jr., University of Panama Dental School director; Harry B. Sheldon, GU dental school department of operative surgery chairman. The honorary degree of doctor of humane letters will be conferred upon Margeret Fallon, mother of three GU School of Dentistry alumni.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY-The National Law Center commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW.The speaker will be Wade Hampton McCree Jr., solicitor general of the United States, who will receive the honorary doctor of laws degree.

Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon Charles E. Phillips, chairman of the board of the Equitable Life Insurance Company, doctor of laws, and Laura E. Phillips, doctor of humane letters. The status of professor emeritus of law will be awarded to Harold P. Green, Associate Dean W. Wallace Kirkpatrick and Dean Robert Kramer.

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences commencement will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. The speaker will be Paul G. Rogers, a former Florida congressman. Two emeritus awards will be made: Dr. James J. Feffer, professor emeritus of clinical engineering and medicine, and Dr. Roy Hertz, professor emeritus of research pharmacology.

Commencement ceremonies for the other six schools were held Sunday, May 6. The following persons spoke at the ceremonies:

School of Government and Business Administration, Lee Anthony Iacocca, president of the Chrysler Corporation.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Lisle C. Carter Jr., president of the University of the District of Columbia.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Colin M. Turnbull, GWU visiting associate professor of anthropology.

School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harold A. Wheeler, chief scientist, director and chairman emeritus of the Hazeltine Corporation.

School of Public and International Affairs, Hodding Carter III, assistant secretary of state for public affairs.

School of Education and Human Development, Bryan T. Gray, chief of the guidance and counseling branch of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's Office of Education.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY-Commencement ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the university stadium, 6th and Fairmont streets NW. The speaker will be Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who will receive the honorary doctor of laws degree.

Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon Lena Horne, actress and singer, doctor of humane letters; Louis E. Martin, special assistant to the president for minority affairs doctor of humane letters; Clarence Mitchell Jr., former director of the NAACP Washington bureau, doctor of laws, and Richard L. Terrell, former General Motors executive, doctor of laws.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-Commencement ceremonies will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Cole Field House in College Park. The speaker will be Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, chairman of the board for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). She will receive the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters.

The honorary degree of doctor of humane letters also will will be conferred upon E. Brooke Lee, a Montgomery County activist and father of the former acting governor of Maryland, Blair Lee III. Charles L. Fefferman, aPrinceton University mathematics professor and the university's youngest, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

TRINITY COLLEGE-Commencement ceremonies will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the college library lawn, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. The speaker will be Barbara Bailey Kennelly, secretary of state for Connecticut.

Honorary degrees will be conferred upon Anne Sarachoon Hooley, founder of the Sarachoon Hooley Schools of Secretarial Training (founded 1925), doctor of public service, and the Rev. Gilbert Vincent Hartke, professor emeritus of speech and drama at Catholic University, doctor of fine arts.

MOUNT VERNON COLLEGE-Commencement ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 3, on the university quadrangle, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW. The speaker will be Helvi Sipila, assistant secretary general for the United Nations, who will receive an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters.

The honorary degree of doctor of humane letters also will be conferred upon Alma Schmidt Petersen, advocate of Chicago civic affairs.

SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY-Commencement ceremonies will be at 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Constitution Hall, 1776 D. St. NW. The speaker will be Donald Graham, publisher of The Washington Post. He will receive an honorary degree of doctor of literature.

Other honorary degrees will be conferred upon Mayor Marion Barry, doctor public service, and John Sewall, president of Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, doctor of humane letters.