The first issue of the Graphic was published in the fall of 1937. The Graphic is one of the oldest and longest-running student organizations at Pepperdine University.The name “Graphic” was devised by the newsroom staff and is based on the abbreviation of the college’s earliest name: George Pepperdine College (GPC).
The yearbook began as The Promenade during the Pepperdine College years (1939-1970). Following a hiatus during the move to Malibu, the yearbook returned as iMprints (1973-1976), then Impressions (1977-2006), after which it was only released in digital form. The collection also includes Crest of a Golden Wave, a pictorial history of Pepperdine University from 1987.